An education committee hearing will look at the issue of asbestos in schools for the first time today. It is claimed that 75% of all schools in the UK have asbestos, rising to 90% in parts of Manchester and Wales.
Michael Lees from the campaign group Asbestos in Schools, will be amongst those attending a committee meeting today, to discuss the issue of asbestos.
Michael's wife Gina was a school teacher, who died from mesothelioma, the form of cancer developed from exposure to asbestos.
Speaking to Daybreak he said: "You are aware that asbestos exists, but you are certainly not aware of the dangers, and the fact that just the simple act of going to school, you can die of an industrial disease."