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Medical Negligence Claims

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ensure that his proposals for legal aid reform will not prevent patients pursuing medical negligence claims. [16633]

When my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor announced the Government's proposals for the reform of the legal aid system in October, he made it clear that he intends to consult widely before any changes are implemented. The position of the patients pursuing claims for medical negligence will be considered as part of this consultation.