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Eileen Trust

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which payments made by his Department to the Eileen Trust in the last five years (a) constituted (i) an ex-gratia payment and (ii) an admittance of liability on the Government’s part and (b) were made for other reasons. (314409)

All of the Department’s payments to the Eileen Trust in the last five years have been to enable the Trust to make ex gratia payments to its beneficiaries. There has been no admission of liability in connection with these payments and no payments have been made to the Trust for other reasons.