The Queen’s Speech yesterday promised a Mesothelioma Bill.

This bill is designed to help people who suffer from Mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos.

It establishes a payment scheme for those people who cannot trace their employer or their employer’s insurance company, where the employer was responsible for the asbestos exposure.

Anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma from 25 July 2012 will be able to make a claim. The bill will be funded by a levy on insurance companies, and it will apply to the whole of the UK.