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Mesothelioma: Compensation

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL2000, tabled on 13 October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the letter from Lord Faulks to Lord Alton of Liverpool on 18 September and the High Court judgment on 2 October that the review under section 48 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 about mesothelioma proceedings was not lawful, whether they intend to initiate a further review; if so, how it will differ from the last review; and what will be the timetable for it.

Answered on

27 October 2014

The Government is considering the judgment handed down by the High Court on 2 October. We will set out the next steps in due course.