Asbestos Justice recently reported on campaigners’ calls for a review of the asbestos compensation offered to former service personnel who are diagnosed with asbestos related conditions.
Last month, during Prime Minister’s Questions, Labour MP Dave Anderson, quizzed David Cameron about the unfair treatment of those suffering with mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during service.
The Prime Minister responded, speaking of the military covenant, stating it is “one of the most important things that we have – when we make a promise to our military that, because of the sacrifice they make on our behalf, they should not have less good treatment than other groups of people.”
When Mr Anderson pointed out that veterans “stand to lose out massively when compared with people in civilian life”, Mr Cameron expressed his gratitude for the issue having been brought to his attention. He confirmed that the matter was being looked at by the Defence Secretary, an action welcomed by campaigners, in particular, The Royal British Legion.
Asbestos Justice will continue to monitor this issue and will keep you up to date.
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