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Cosla president Pat Watters today registered his concerns about ...
Cosla president Pat Watters today registered his concerns about

the possibility of hundreds of Scottish asbestos victims not receiving

compensation as a result of the UK's largest manufacturer of the material

being granted a court order allowing it to go into voluntary administration.

Cllr Watters said: 'I have to register my concerns in relation to

this issue. Asbestosis and the plight of its sufferers is an issue very

close to my heart.

'It is a matter that Cosla also feels very strongly about, we have discussed

it in great detail at a number of Leaders meetings and have set up an

asbestos group to look at best practice on the problem.

'A recent STUC report indicated that over 1,800 people from all over

Scotland have died as a result of working with asbestos in the four years

since 1997, all of Scotland's local authority areas are affected in some way

and that is why it is such an important issue to myself and Cosla.'

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