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RESTORING THE RIGHTS OF PLEURAL PLAQUE SUFFERERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2258: tabled on 09 November 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 75 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House accepts expert evidence that pleural plaques represent a change to the anatomy of the sufferer evidenced by the abnormal scarring caused by the permanent physical penetration of asbestos fibres; believes the Law Lords ruling that physiological damage as well as anatomical damage is necessary for an injury to constitute actionable damage is clearly inconsistent with other areas of personal injury; notes that many sufferers of the condition would receive compensation if the scarring was on the outside of the body; and calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to restore the status quo ante to allay the strong sense of injustice felt by sufferers who have sustained asbestos exposure through their employers' negligence and have been unable to proceed with a court action since the Law Lords decision of October 2007.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 November 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
St Ives
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Plymouth, Sutton
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Thurrock
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
West Dunbartonshire
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Cleethorpes
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Mansfield
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Knowsley South
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Pendle
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 November 2009
Strangford
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Bradford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
North West Leicestershire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Halton
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 11 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.