HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 cc181-2W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, further to his answer of 6 February,Official Report, column 570, to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras, what was the total claim against Cusdin, Burden and Howitt, R. T. James and Partners and McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd., respectively; and what was the final settlement in each case.

Mr. Dorrell

[holding answer 23 July 1990]: The total cost of remedial works for the cardiac wing at Great Ormond Street hospital amounted to some £21 million. In accordance with advice from leading counsel, an out-of-court settlement was reached with each of the parties involved. In this settlement the health authority received £425,000 from Cusdin, Burden and Howitt and £8 million from R. T. James and Partners. On withdrawal of its counter-claim against the health authority, McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd. received £90,000.

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