A bid to make changes to the Mesothelioma Bill fails in Commons

January 8, 2014

A bid make changes to the Mesothelioma Bill including an increase in compensation for Mesothelioma sufferers failed in the Commons this week.

A small number of Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs voted with Labour and protested over weaknesses in the Mesothelioma Bill but they failed in attempts to:

  • Boost payouts to 80 per cent of the average compensation levels for asbestos – rather than 75 per cent, the deal struck with insurance companies.
  • Give compensation to sufferers diagnosed after February 2010 – rather than merely those struck down after July 2012
  • Extend a levy on the insurance industry to pay for research into the deadly disease and its causes.

Read a full report on The Northern Echo website.

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