Twenty years after the UK banned asbestos, the government's being asked to give more help to people with the cancers caused by it.
Barrow has the highest number of asbestos-related conditions for men in the UK, because the substance was widely-used at the shipyard and steelworks.
Graham Dring, who chairs the Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum says the dangers were known in the 1960s and action should have been taken sooner...
Many of the people we see today with mesothelioma were exposed in that period after 1960.
We believe that if the government at the time and subsequent governments had taken action to ban asbestos, we wouldn't see the levels of mesothelioma that we see today."