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Pleural Plaques

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he expects to publish the Government’s response to the consultation paper on pleural plaques; and if he will make a statement; (263768)

(2) when the Government plans to publish its response to his Department’s consultation on pleural plaques.

The consultation on pleural plaques closed on 1 October 2008 and has generated a large number of responses. We are carefully analysing all the submissions received, many of which are detailed and complex, and will seek to publish a response paper outlining the way forward as soon as possible.