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Departmental Compensation

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the 10 highest payments made by his Department in settlement of personal injury claims brought against it were in the last 12 months for which figures are available; which of those cases were (a) contested and (b) uncontested by his Department; and what the nature of the incident was in each case. (248874)

There have been no personal injury claims brought against the Department in the past 12 months.

The BERR annual report and accounts 2007-08, available at:

http://www.berr-gov.uk/aboutus/corporate/performance/annual-spending/page47093.html

confirms that there were few accidents that caused time off work and all were of a minor nature.