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Jeremy Hunt vows to ‘spend what it takes’ to tackle school concrete crisis

Chancellor says asbestos in some of same buildings could complicate efforts to fix Raac problem in England

Jeremy Hunt has promised to “spend what it takes” to deal with the crumbling concrete crisis, as he admitted ministers were also responding to fears the problem was compounded by the longstanding asbestos problem in schools.

Asbestos, which is believed may be present in some of the same buildings affected by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac), could complicate the issue as the government faces increasing pressure to reveal the full list of schools containing the concrete.

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