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Asbestos

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State of Business, Innovation and Skills on that Department's estimate of its (a) current and (b) projected liabilities arising from the use of asbestos; and if he will make a statement. (284310)

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has provided the Ministry of Justice with estimates of its liabilities for pleural plaques in the context of the Government’s consideration of the issues raised in its consultation on pleural plaques.