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NHS: Negligence

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many clinical negligence cases are pending in each health trust in the Province; how many negligence cases have been made against each health trust in the Province in each of the last 10 years; how many were upheld; and what the total estimated cost incurred as a result of clinical negligence in the Province was in each of the last 10 years, broken down by health trust. (119149)

Information for the last five years (from 2001-02 to 2005-06) has already been placed in the Library. Information is not available prior to 2001-02 and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.

The information regarding the total estimated cost incurred as a result of clinical negligence in the Province in each of the last 10 years broken down by health trust, is not currently held centrally in that format and will take some time to collate. I will write to the hon. Member when the information is available and place a copy in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his estimate is of the funding required to cover clinical negligence costs in the Province in 2007-08. (119150)