Pleural Plaques

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 21st July 2009.

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Photo of Michael Clapham Michael Clapham Labour, Barnsley West and Penistone 2:30 pm, 21st July 2009

I hear what my right hon. Friend says about the medical evidence of IIAC, but will he look further at medical evidence during the recess, because I can tell him that the consultant who leads the charge for a national centre for asbestos-related diseases says that he believes that pleural plaques are a disease, and he sees people on a daily basis, a proportion of whom are affected by pleural plaques to the degree of having breathlessness? Will my right hon. Friend look again at fresh medical evidence over the recess?

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