Departmental Claims Policy

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to paragraph 7.8 of her Department's annual report 2006, what measures her Department is taking to discourage and resist bad claims.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

The Department is introducing the regulation of claims management services under the Compensation Act. This will tackle certain practices carried out by some previously unregulated claims farmers, such as encouraging and bringing bad claims. We are also working with stakeholders to encourage organisations to resist bad claims.

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