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Personal Injury: Compensation

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 25147, tabled on 1 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, further to the Government response of October 2013 to his Department's consultation on arrangements concerning whiplash injuries in England and Wales, what plans his Department has (a) to maintain access to justice for claimants and (b) to protect such claimants from the under-settling of claims potentially arising from increases to the small claims court limit.

Answered on

9 February 2016

The Government will consult on the detail of the new reforms in due course, including any necessary safeguards. The consultation will be accompanied by an impact assessment.