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

The position with insurers is that they have provided money. I will have to write to both noble Lords and the right reverend Prelate about what has happened to that particular sum. The question of the use of research funds is difficult. We think that research funds should be spent in the most effective way, and we think that publicly funding research is much more appropriate than hypothecating against insurers’ particular sums.