§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish figures on clinical negligence settlements for each of the last four years(a) by region, (b) by district and (c) by trust indicating (i) their number and (iii) their cost. 
§ Mr. Malone
[holding answer 24 November 1995]: Information is no longer collected centrally about the numbers of clinical negligence claims settled, nor is any information held about claims settled by districts. However, I am able to give details of the costs of clinical negligence claims by trust, and this will be placed in the Library.
For information by region, I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 6 March 1995, Official Report, columns 40-42, which contains the most current data available.