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Clinical Negligence

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on introducing a no-fault clinical negligence compensation system. [116893]

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, has reviewed a wide range of options to tackle the complex issues involved in improving the present system for handling clinical negligence claims, including no fault compensation; these are under consideration by Ministers. I know the outcome of the Chief Medical Officer's review is eagerly awaited. We hope to publish our proposals for reform soon.