HC Deb 19 October 1971 vol 823 cc89-90W
39 and 40. Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what rules and regulations exist governing the supply of information on individual contribution and benefit records by local offices of his Department to private insurance companies;

(2) what instructions are given to staff employed in local offices of his Department about the supply of information on individuals to persons, local authorities, private companies and other Government Departments.

Mr. Dean

I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to him on 4th November, 1970. To meet the requirement of Section 2 of the Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act, 1948, information will be supplied on request to both parties to a personal injuries action, including a private insurance company acting for one of the parties, about sickness, injury or disablement benefit paid during the period of five years following the accident.—[Vol. 805, c.400–1.]