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Personal Injury: Compensation

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 32687, tabled on 8 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.143 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, how the Government defines the term claims culture.

Answered on

19 April 2016

The government remains concerned about the number and cost of whiplash claims which are out of all proportion to any genuine injury suffered. The Autumn Statement referred to the cost to society of the substantial industry that encourages claims through cold calling and other social nuisances and which increases premiums for consumers.