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Prisons and Courts Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:37 pm on 20th March 2017.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 6:37 pm, 20th March 2017

The aspect of whiplash that is in the Bill is the tariff, along with the judge’s ability to enhance it by 20%. However, there is an entirely separate secondary legislation route whereby the small claims limit can be raised. It could be reduced, of course, but that is not happening in this instance.