§ Mr. Duncan Smith
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what research his Department has conducted into the average fees expert medical witnesses charge for preparing reports and giving evidence in court.
Mr. John M. Taylor
Many of the respondents to the Lord Chancellor's consultation paper, "Small Personal Injury Claims", published in October last year, gave examples of fees charged by medical experts, and indicated the level of fees that respondents considered realistic. Respondents came from a wide range of interested groups, including the medical profession. Additional consultation with the British Medical Association was also undertaken.