§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information his Department holds on successful medical negligence claims made against health authorities in Wales.
§ Mr. Grist
The legal division of the Welsh Office acts for district health authorities in Wales in relation to medical negligence claims and therefore holds relevant files. Information held by that division is subject to the usual rules of solicitor-client confidentiality. The Department also holds financial information relating to the settlement of any individual claims in excess of £30,000.