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Scots seek to reverse pleural plaques decision

A motion has been lodged in Scottish Parliament to reverse the recent House of Lords Ruling on pleural plaques, in which peers agreed that sufferers of the asbestos-related disease would no longer receive compensation.

The motion says, "the Parliament notes with concern the judgement of the House of Lords in respect of pleural plaques which would in effect remove the right of asbestos victims to compensation and reaffirms its own commitment to compensation; supports the work already done by Clydeside Action on Asbestos and others on the matter, and calls for a reversal of this decision through prioritisation of the bill already drafted by Thompsons Solicitors."

It is supported by a number of Labour SMPs. Pleural plaques is a fibrous thickening of the pleural membrane which surrounds the lungs.

Source: DeHavilland