HC Deb 24 January 2000 vol 343 c101W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the average delay in reimbursement by the NHS Litigation Authority in the last 12 months; and how much is owed to each health authority. [105504]

Mr. Denham

The average time taken to reimburse health authorities and National Health Service trusts during this period was 1.8 months. However, the most recent figures indicate that the NHS Litigation Authority is currently meeting its target of dealing with cases within 30 days of receiving a correctly completed payment request form. It is not possible to state how much is owed to each health authority since this will change on a day-to-day basis.