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Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her Answer, 9 June 2003, Official Report, column 609W, on asbestos, if she will list the buildings which have been identified as containing asbestos. [122954]

Pursuant to the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 and amendments of 1992 and 1998 risk assessments were carried out by inspections of all reasonably accessible places in the Department's four buildings. No asbestos was found to be present in any of the buildings during those inspections. During the last 12 years each of the buildings has been subject to significant refurbishment and no asbestos was revealed.