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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 December 2013        

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Mesothelioma Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Establishing additional schemes

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Bryant

 

Withdrawn  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall within a year of this Act being brought into force,

 

prepare and lay before each House of Parliament a report setting out the

 

Government’s proposals with regard to the establishment of additional schemes

 

for asbestos-related industrial diseases, as prescribed under the Pneumoconiosis

 

etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, where there are unresolved insurance

 

disputes.’.

 


 

Medical records

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Bryant

 

Withdrawn  NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Schedule 3 contains amendments to other legislation to ensure that where

 

medical records are requested in relation to a scheme established under this Act,

 

they are provided quickly.’.

 


 

Oversight committee

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Bryant

 

Withdrawn  NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must establish, by statutory instrument, an Oversight

 

Committee to monitor, review and report to the Secretary of State on the overall

 

arrangements comprising—

 

(a)    

the scheme;

 

(b)    

scheme administration;

 

(c)    

the Technical Committee;

 

(d)    

the Employers’ Liability Tracing Office; and


 
 

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Mesothelioma Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(e)    

the Electronic Information Gateway.

 

(2)    

The Oversight Committee must include representatives of—

 

(a)    

asbestos victims support groups;

 

(b)    

trade unions; and

 

(c)    

active insurers.

 

(3)    

The Oversight Committee must be chaired by an independent person.’.

 


 

Annual report to Parliament

 

Stephen Phillips

 

Not moved  NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall prepare and lay before Parliament an annual report

 

on the scheme.

 

(2)    

The report to which reference is made in subsection (1) shall include, in

 

particular, an assessment of the extent to which the scheme has caused or

 

contributed to any rise in premiums payable for employers’ liability insurance.’.

 


 

Research supplement

 

Paul Goggins

 

Not moved  NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section makes provision about the research supplement mentioned in section

 

13.

 

(2)    

The research supplement—

 

(a)    

must be expressed by regulations under section 13 as a percentage of the

 

amount set for the purpose specified in section 13(1) in accordance with

 

section 13(2) to (5); and

 

(b)    

may not exceed 1 per cent of that amount.

 

(3)    

Regulations under section 13 must include provision about the application of the

 

research supplement; in particular, the regulations—

 

(a)    

must include provision for amounts raised by way of the research

 

supplement to be applied by way of grants or other financial assistance

 

for research into mesothelioma;

 

(b)    

must require the scheme administrator to make arranagements for the

 

application of the research supplement;

 

(c)    

may allow the scheme administrator to arrange for a body which handles

 

applications for research funding to administer the research supplement

 

on the scheme administrator’s behalf;

 

(d)    

may allow receipts by way of research supplement in respect of one

 

period to be held for allocation in a later period, and for investment of

 

receipts pending allocation.


 
 

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(4)    

Before making regulations in respect of the research supplement the Secretary of

 

State must consult—

 

(a)    

insurers;

 

(b)    

medical charities and research foundations; and

 

(c)    

other persons or bodies who the Secretary of State thinks are likely to be

 

interested.’.

 


 

Payments for legal services in civil cases: diffuse mesothelioma proceedings

 

Paul Goggins

 

Not moved  NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 48 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

 

(Sections 44 and 46 and diffuse mesothelioma proceedings) is amended as

 

follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (1), omit from “mesothelioma” to the end of the subsection

 

(including paragraphs (a) and (b)).’.

 


 

Establishing additional schemes: pleural plaques

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Not moved  NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall, within twelve months of any scheme under this Act

 

being implemented, prepare and lay before each House of Parliament a report

 

assessing the costs and benefits of extending the scheme to—

 

(a)    

eligible people with pleural plaques; and

 

(b)    

eligible people with other asbestos-related industrial diseases

 

where there are unresolved insurance disputes.’.

 


 

New Schedule

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Bryant

 

Not moved  NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘Supply of medical records

 

1          

The Data Protection Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

2          

In section 7, after subsection (11), insert—


 
 

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Mesothelioma Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

“(12)  

Where the request under this section is, and is stated in the request

 

to be, for the purpose of investigating a claim, or application for

 

payment, arising from the development of diffuse mesothelioma by

 

the data subject, the prescribed period shall be 14 days.’.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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