Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 2:04 pm on 24th April 2009.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:04 pm, 24th April 2009

I thank my hon. Friend for that helpful remark and explanation of that part of the Bill, and I invite the hon. Member for Hendon to accept that particular argument. Surely the hon. Gentleman is not arguing—or is he?—that someone who is not suffering a symptom, and is not likely to suffer a symptom or any form of damage, should be able to seek compensation. Can he clarify whether he would be prepared to alter the wording of that particular provision if the Bill reaches Committee, in order to make it more acceptable?

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