Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the medical reports the Government has requested from the (a) Chief Medical Officer and (b) Industrial Injuries Advisory Council as part of its consultation on pleural plaques.
Bridget Prentice (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Lewisham East, Labour)
The Government commissioned reviews of the medical evidence on pleural plaques from the chief medical officer and the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council alongside their consultation paper on pleural plaques. I have deposited copies of these two reports in the Libraries of both Houses.
The Government received 224 responses to their consultation paper. A full summary of the responses will be published together with the Government's response to the consultation as soon as possible.