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Pleural Plaques: Compensation

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has set a timetable for the publication of his Department's response to the consultation on pleural plaques. (316608)

The House of Lords decision has raised extremely complex and difficult issues which have required very careful consideration within Government. It has also been important to look beyond the issue of pleural plaques itself to consider how people who have been exposed to asbestos can be supported much more widely. We are actively considering all these issues and hope to be in a position to publish our response very shortly.