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Judicial Procedures

Volume 887: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1975

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asked the Attorney-General whether he will take steps designed to expedite personal injury procedures and encourage a greater standardisation of awards of damages.

The pace of legal proceedings is primarily a matter for the parties. However, court procedures in personal injuries cases have been carefully considered with a view to eliminating unnecessary procedural delays. If my hon. Friend has any suggestions in this regard I am sure that my noble Friend will consider them. The Royal Commission is, of course, considering questions of civil liability and compensation for personal injuries generally.