David Cameron reviews how to compensate veterans exposed to asbestos
Laws currently prevent the MOD from being sued for illnesses or injuries caused before the year 1987. Meaning that some 2,500 Royal Navy veterans who are diagnosed with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure on ships are only entitled to a war pension.
The Prime Minister has promised to ensure that if veterans are dying from asbestos exposure during their military service that they are compensated fairly. It was brought to attention by various MPs that it is unfair how former personnel are suffering from asbestos-related diseases.
David Cameron has declared that he is looking into a fair solution which will is guaranteed in the near future.