HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 c429W
Mr. Foot

asked the Attorney-General whether he will state the number of actions which have been commenced in each of the last 10 years against employés of Government Departments claiming damages for acts or omissions in the course of their duties; how many of such actions were settled; how many discontinued; in how many cases the plaintiff was successful; and in how many cases the damages awarded or agreed upon were paid by the Department concerned?

The Attorney-General

There are no statistics available in my Department which would enable me to answer this question. The time and labour involved in collecting the information would be very great and would not in my opinion be justified.