HC Deb 09 April 1962 vol 657 cc86-7W
78. Mr. Abse

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that the Law Reform (Limitation of Actions) Act, 1954, is causing hardship to sufferers from pneumoconiosis by cutting off their legal right to action before they can become aware of the disease; whether he has considered the memorandum of the Faculty of Advocates which has been sent to him calling for a reform of the existing limitation law; and what action he intends to take, following upon the decision of Cartledge v. Joplin and Sons, to enable miners to retain their right of action for a reasonable period after they are known to be pneumoconiosis sufferers.

The Attorney-General

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave the hon. Member for Islington, East (Mr. Fletcher) on 5th April.

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