HL Deb 07 November 2002 vol 640 c156WA
Lord Barnett

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they intend to take forward proposals which were consulted on in the consultation paper Damages for Future Loss: Giving Courts the Power to Order Periodical Payments for Future Loss and Care Costs, published on 13 March 2002. [HL6382]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

The Lord Chancellor has today published the post-consultation report to the consultation paper Damages for Future Loss. Copies of the report have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. A majority of respondents agreed with the Government's proposal that courts should have the power to award damages for future loss and care costs in the form of periodical payments. The Government intend to legislate when a suitable opportunity arises.

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