Asbestos

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time Health and Safety Executive officers were employed to monitor asbestos removal in each month since May 2010.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The information requested is not held. All HSE construction inspectors are trained to enforce the management and control of asbestos by duty holders and routinely deal with asbestos issues in their everyday work. The majority of construction inspectors are further trained to inspect notified licensed asbestos removal work. The following table provides the average number of full-time equivalent operational inspectors who visited construction sites on a day-to-day basis for the years 2010-11 to 2013-14.

  Number
2010-11 147
2011-12 141
2012-13 137
2013-14 129

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