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Prisons and Courts Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:26 pm on 20th March 2017.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 6:26 pm, 20th March 2017

I understand the hon. Gentleman’s points about the whiplash culture, but does he appreciate that the Bill does not cover the ability of rogue solicitors to pursue false claims against individuals who have not been involved in car accidents? Those solicitors claim that they have, and that people have been injured. An elderly couple in my constituency were harassed terribly, and although there was no evidence of injury, the solicitor pursued the claim. The court threw it out, but the Solicitors Regulation Authority would not look at the matter at all.