“(1) The Small Claims Track Limit in relation to claims made by children and protected parties for whiplash injuries may not be increased unless the increase is to an amount which is not more than the value of £1,000 on
(2) In subsection (1),
‘children’ means any person or persons under 18;
‘protected parties’ means any person who lacks capacity to conduct the proceedings;
‘lacks capacity’ means lacks capacity within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005”.—(Gloria De Piero.)
This new clause would limit increases in the small claims track limit for those suffering whiplash injuries to inflationary rises only, for people who are either children or people lacking capacity to make decisions for themselves (as defined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005).
Brought up, and read the First time.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.
The House divided:
Ayes 243, Noes 288.