§ Mrs. Peacock
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medical negligence claims have been made against NHS hospitals and NHS trust hospitals in each of the last eight years; what was the cost of those claims for each year, including(a) compensation legal costs and (b) fees paid to doctors for medical opinions; and what was the average time taken from commencement of complaint to settlement.370W
§ Dr. Mawhinney
I refer my hon. Friend to the replies I gave the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) on 14 March at columns537–38 and on 10 May at columns 84–85.