HC Deb 11 March 2003 vol 401 c233W
Mr. Olner

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what effect he estimates the Court of Appeal judgment of 29 January that a body has no legal personality will have on the NHS. [99756]

Mr. Lammy

The judgment was concerned with whom proceedings should be initiated against in the case of an insurance claim against the estate of a person who has died. It does not concern the status of the dead body, and, as such, has no implications for the national health service.

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