HC Deb 08 June 1999 vol 332 c318W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to consult on the calculation of future pecuniary loss in personal injury claims. [85713]

Mr. Vaz

The Government plan to issue a consultation paper on what rate might be set under Section 1 of the Damages Act to guide courts' decisions on the discount rate to be applied to lump sum awards. We anticipate using this consultation to invite views on alternatives to lump sum payments of compensation. Anyone who wishes to comment on arrangements for calculating future pecuniary loss may use this opportunity to do so.