§ Jane Kennedy
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) represents many of the major underwriters of employers' liability compulsory insurance (ELCI) and the Department worked closely with the association in the recent review of ELCI. However, we draw information from a wide range of other sources, such as Lloyd's of London, and Datamonitor, and work closely with a range of other key representative organisations such as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The formal response of the ABI to the review of ELCI was one of 86 received by the review team.
§ John Thurso
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal injury claims were made to general insurers in specific relation to employers' liability in each of the last five years, broken down by region; and what the total value of all costs and claims in relation to such claims was, broken down by region. 
§ Jane Kennedy
Figures for the number of personal injury claims in relation to Employers' Liability for 1999–2000 are not available. Figures for the number of personal injury claims in relation to Employers' Liability for 2001 to 2003 are in the table.
Number 2001 219,183 2002 170,554 2003 183,342
Compensation Recovery Unit.
A regional breakdown of the figures would be available only at disproportionate cost. Separate figures for just the total value of costs and just the total value of settlements are not available. However the total value of costs and claims combined for 1999–2002 are shown in the table.
£ million 1999 468 2000 427 2001 639 2002 926
Figures are not yet available for 2003.
A regional breakdown of the figures is not available.
Association of British Insurers.
It is important to note that because of the long tail nature of certain claims, settlements may accrue for many years to come. The figures in the table only relate to the value of claims thus far settled in each of those years.