Vibration White Finger: Compensation

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Natascha Engel Natascha Engel Labour, North East Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what authority his Department has granted to Capita to interview under caution claimants for compensation for vibration white finger.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Science and Innovation), Department of Trade and Industry

It is a sad fact of life that a very small percentage of claims appear to be fraudulent. It is entirely appropriate that Capita, on behalf of the Department, should investigate where fraud or any other criminal offence is suspected. They do so through agreed procedures which protect the legal positions of both the interviewee and the Department.

Where appropriate, interviews are conducted under caution in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and with the full authority of the Department.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes3 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.