A bill to change the law so plaque sufferers can receive compensation has passed through the Commons.

Dave Anderson MP, who has been a prominent campaigner on this issue, welcomed the passage of Andrew Dismore’s bill.

David Anderson stated on his website,

“I have supported Andrew Dismore in his efforts and we have been part of the team trying to get the Government to reverse the disgraceful Law Lords ruling since 2007.

“I therefore strongly welcome the introduction of his Parliamentary Bill to ensure that people who have negligently been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with pleural plaques can pursue claims for compensation through the courts.

“It underlines the need for the Government itself to overturn the Lords ruling.”

 The bill has now gone to the House of Lords and we wait to hear what will happen.