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Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has received on the transporting of asbestos waste through urban areas; and if he will make a statement.

Two organisations, the Inverclyde Tenants Group and the Society Against Violation of the Environment have made representations to my right hon. Friend on this subject. They have been advised that the Health and Safety Executive has confirmed that the standards of containment and cleanliness adopted by the contractor for the removal of the limited quantity of Faslane asbestos, and his contingency measures in the event of a road traffic incident, are such as to ensure that there is in common sense terms no risk to the health of any person from the transport of this low grade waste.