HC Deb 27 February 2001 vol 363 c624W
Mr. Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS paid in compensation payments in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [151287]

Ms Stuart

Figures on the amounts included in the National Audit Summarised Accounts for clinical negligence payments for the last five years are as follows:

1994–95 160
1995–96 173
1996–97 235
1997–98 144
1998–99 221

Figures for 1999–2000 are not yet available.

Because of changes to accounting practice required by the National Audit Office these data are not directly comparable.

Information on the non-clinical schemes is not available.