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Clinical Negligence

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will ensure that the hourly rates allowed for claimants by the Legal Services Commission for experts in clinical negligence are the same as the NHS Litigation Authority’s payment regime for experts when defending clinical negligence claims; and if she will make a statement. (95202)

The rates offered by the LSC are not dependent on the rates offered by the NHS Litigation Authority, but are set in reference to best value to the legal aid fund.