MP Calls For Review Of 'Weak' Laws Asbestos Exposure 23.06.2008 A Labour MP has called on the Government to reconsider "weakening" laws which protect workers against being exposed to deadly hazards such as asbestos.Ministers are set to remove the requirement that firms have to keep compulsory liability insurance certificates for 40 years, David Taylor, MP for Leicestershire NW, claimed. He also said there were plans to water down insurance law.The issue was "very serious", Mr Taylor said, and affected thousands of people who were exposed to chemicals at work. During exchanges on coming parliamentary business, Commons Leader Harriet Harman said she wanted to see the "most effective regulation" and said Mr Taylor could have a meeting with ministers.Those affected would later suffer from diseases that were slow to develop, such as mesothelioma, Mr Taylor pointed out. He spoke of "the Government's proposal before the summer recess to introduce a statutory instrument to weaken insurance law and to remove the obligation on employers to retain compulsory employers' liability insurance for 40 years".He called on Ms Harman to urge ministers "to withdraw that particular statutory instrument and put it out to further consultation"."This is a very serious issue and it affects many thousands of people," he added.Copyright © PA Business 2008 Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 19.06.2018Legal Challenge To Inadequate Care ‘A Wake-Up Call To The NHS’ 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success'