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Compensation: Industrial Diseases

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer by the Prime Minister of 12 March 2008, Official Report, column 276, on compensation for those with pleural plaque, when he expects the consultation to be launched. (202715)

The House of Lords judgment on pleural plaques raises very complex issues. We are currently giving serious consideration to all the representations which have been made to us, and are actively exploring how people who have pleural plaques as a result of exposure to asbestos might be supported. We will set out our views as soon as we have analysed all the options.