File 4 - 'Asbestos - what next?', London, October 1982

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GB 249 OEDA/F/6/2/4


'Asbestos - what next?', London, October 1982


  • c.1971-1983 (Creation)

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5 folders / 1 archive box

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From two lever arch files inscribed '(32) Meeting | 20 Oct 1982' and '(32) Meeting | 20th October 1982 | 1.2'

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Correspondence and papers re meeting ‘Asbestos – what next?’, Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament on 20 October 1982. The meeting was sponsored and arranged with SPAID by Nigel Spearing MP, Jack Ashley MP and Alan Clark MP. It focused on prevention (controls to protect workers and the general public) and help (for victims) regarding the threat posed by asbestos in home and environment. These and absence of control limits were issues not addressed by the recent Simpson Committee.

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  • report on the meeting, SPAID discussion paper, list of those invited and signature sheet of those who attended, correspondence with MPs
  • correspondence arising from the meeting, October 1982 - January 1983
  • correspondence July to October 1982 (prior to the meeting)
  • papers c. 1971-1982

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Folders 1 and 3 are restricted and cannot be issued to readers. Folder 4 contains some restricted files that will be removed before issuing to readers.

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  • English



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