§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the number of(a) claims brought and (b) occasions when compensation was paid, by courts in Wales in respect of injuries received at work for each of the last five years indicating the number of injuries recorded per 100,000 persons at work in Wales in each year or as much information as is readily available to him. 
§ Mr. Hoon
I have been asked to reply.
For the county courts, information is collected centrally only on the total number of personal injury claims issued and cases heard in England and Wales. It is not broken down into the number of claims brought or occasions when compensation was paid in respect of injuries received at work. The information requested could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost. In the High Court the only information available is the number of personal injury cases disposed of after being set down for trial. Again, these data are not available by type of claim or by region and could also be obtained only at disproportionate cost.