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S5W-16167: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that the level of asbestos in public buildings remains at safe levels, in light of reports that a classroom was found to contain asbestos dust.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 4 May 2018

The Scottish Government take the issue of the handling of asbestos within schools and other public buildings very seriously. The Scottish Government is absolutely clear that local authorities follow Health and Safety Executive recommendations for managing asbestos.

In addition, I wrote to all local authorities following the publication of the Cole Report on schools to underline their obligations in relation to verifying and enforcing building regulations, technical standards and the inspection processes which are in place to protect the public.