Mesothelioma — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:58 pm on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 2:58 pm, 9th December 2014

My noble friend is right. We expect the peak to start declining and perhaps come more or less to an end in 2024. There is to be a review. There is no immediate timing for it but my noble friend is right in that the status quo is acceptable to the claimants. They are to receive damages. Research will continue, as I indicated, and the pre-LASPO regime for legal support will continue. This will ensure that lawyers are paid adequately, and we are told that they will not take cases unless they are paid adequately. The review will go on.