Clause 2 — Eligible people with diffuse mesothelioma

Part of Mesothelioma Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 7th January 2014.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 7th January 2014

It is important to remember that this is about employee liability in cases where the insurer cannot be found. A great deal has been said about public liability, but this scheme would not cover that. The right hon. Gentleman is right to say that we will see more and more examples of schools in which pupils will have been affected, but that will be covered by public liability insurance. Schools and similar institutions are public places, so it will be a lot easier to find the insurer involved.