Review of assumptions on which calculation of the personal injury discount rate is based

Civil Liability Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 11 September 2018.

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‘(1) Within 3 years from the date on which this Schedule comes into force, the Lord Chancellor must arrange for the expert panel to review the assumptions on which the personal injury discount rate is based, and review how investors of relevant damages are investing such damages.

(2) The review must report to the Lord Chancellor whether the assumptions on which the personal injury discount rate is based should be changed and set out recommendations.’—

This new clause would require the Lord Chancellor to arrange for the expert panel to conduct a review of the assumptions on which the discount rate is based in light of how claimants are in practice investing their compensation.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 8, Noes 9.

Division number 19 Caledonian Pinewood Forest — Review of assumptions on which calculation of the personal injury discount rate is based

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 9 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

New Clause 6