Pleural plaques decision delayed

Source: on 2009-07-22 12:18:00

The government's delay in deciding whether compensation should be paid to pleural plaques sufferers has received a mixed reaction from unions and campaigners.Justice secretary Jack Straw told the House of Commons that a widely anticipated decision on the issue would be delayed until the autumn to allow time for "further consideration".Payment of damages to those with pleural plaques - scarring of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos - ceased ...

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