§ Mr. McWilliam
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list by health region the costs to that region of litigation for all cases whether settled in or out of court over each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Whitney
The table shows the total amounts paid in compensation as a result of court decisions, legal advice or out-of-court settlements, as recorded in health authorities' annual accounts. The payments do not include authorities' legal costs which are treated as an administrative expense.