Clause 4 - The decision-maker on a claim

Part of Riot Compensation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 13th January 2016.

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Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Conservative, Dudley South 2:30 pm, 13th January 2016

Neither police and crime commissioners nor local police forces are experts in processing claims, which is why it is important to allow those bodies to delegate the functions, particularly to loss adjusters. Provisions in clause 4(3) allow the Secretary of State to specify the persons to whom those functions may be delegated, which will hopefully achieve the objectives that the right hon. Member for Tottenham was trying to achieve through amendment 3.