The Westminster Parliament passed the Compensation Act 2006 and it received the Royal Assent on 24 July 2006.  The Act contains the provision to reverse the effect of Barker v Corus to which the Scottish Parliament gave its consent on 29 June (see previously Nos 555, 575, 579).  The relevant provision, section 3, Mesothelioma: damages), reads as follows:


(1) This section applies where—

(a) a person (the responsible person”) has negligently or in breach of statutory duty caused or permitted another person (“the victim”) to be

exposed to asbestos