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(1)This section applies to an action of damages for personal injuries—
(a)in which the damages claimed consist of or include damages in respect of—
(i)asbestos-related pleural plaques; or
(ii)a condition to which section 2 applies; and
(b)which, in the case of an action commenced before the date this section comes into force, has not been determined by that date.
(2)For the purposes of sections 17 and 18 of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 52) (limitation in respect of actions for personal injuries), the period beginning with 17 October 2007 and ending with the day on which this section comes into force is to be left out of account.
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