Review of Pleural Plaques Ruling 13.06.2008 The Ministry of Justice is to oversee a consultation on the law lords' pleural plaques ruling. The review, announced by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice, Bridget Prentice, will begin in June and should by concluded in time for inclusion in November's Queen's speech. Options including restoring the right to compensation for pleural plaques - removed by the Lords last year - are up for consideration. Pleural plaques are well-demarcated usually bilateral areas of fibrosis present on the inner surface of the ribcage and the diaphragm. They rarely cause symptoms but are a sign of asbestos damage and are linked to a heightened risk of developing fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma. Mrs Prentice said: "The consultation period will begin very soon, and I hope that as a result my honourable Friends will see serious action from the Government, who are committed to helping people with pleural plaques and asbestos-related diseases." 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'