§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many prohibition and improvement notices have been issued by factory inspectors for factories where asbestos is used.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 2n March 1976: Vol. 906, c. 578], gave the following information
I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that to date 70 prohibition and 31 improvement notices have been issued where the main subject matter concerned precautions to be taken against health hazards arising from asbestos. A single notice may contain several matters to be remedied. There were 127 such matters relating to asbestos covered by these notices.