Since 2001 more than 200 teachers have died from mesothelioma, a form of cancer associated with asbestos.

To tackle asbestos in schools, the Department for Education launched the Asbestos Management Assurance Process (AMAP) in March 2018, to improve it’s understanding of the prevalence of asbestos in schools and ensure the responsible bodies are complying with their duties. Very few schools responded so the survey deadline has been extended twice. However, despite this fewer than 50 percent of schools have given information about asbestos on their sites, this is a failing of asbestos management. I am pressing the Department for Education on this matter.

 

Mesothelioma Action Day 2018 at Red Lion Square, Holborn