HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1334-5W
Dr. Palmer

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Government will respond to(a) the Law Commission report on limitation of actions, ref. (2001) Law Com No. 270, (b) the consultation issued in September 2002 on the Law Commission report on third party rights against insurers, ref. Law Com No. 272, (c) claims for wrongful deaths, ref. (1999) Law Com No. 263 and (d) liability for psychiatric injury ref. (1998) Law Com No. 249. [153415]

Mr. Lammy

The information is as follows:

(a)In July 2002, the Government announced their acceptance in principle of the recommendations for reform of the 1980 Act contained in the Law Commission report "Limitation of Actions", subject to further consideration of certain aspects. Legislation will be introduced to implement those recommendations which are accepted when an opportunity arises.

(b) The Government will publish the post-consultation report on Third Parties—Rights Against Insurers this month.

(c) and (d) The Government are currently considering the proposals in the Law Commission reports on damages in light of developments since their publication, with a view to consulting further as appropriate.

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