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Armed Forces: Housing

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reports have been made by residents of services accommodation to (a) Modern Housing Solutions and (b) Defence Estates on the presence of asbestos in their accommodation. (248659)

Details of inquiries specifically relating to asbestos cannot be separately identified.

However, the Ministry of Defence and its contractors take the health and safety of all occupants of service accommodation seriously and any reports concerning asbestos are fully investigated and appropriate action taken where necessary. Also occupants of service accommodation are made aware of the location of any asbestos known to be present in their accommodation and are given appropriate health and safety advice. The MOD’s actions are in accordance with the control of asbestos regulations.