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NHS: Insurance

Health written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was recovered by hospitals from insurers towards the cost of treatment of persons injured in road accidents in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Amounts recovered under the national health service injury cost recovery (ICR) schemes from 2003-04 to 2007-08
Total (£)
2003-04 105,654,936
2004-05 117,504,738
2005-06 121,500,570
2006-07(1) 128,187,681
2007-08(1) 137,041,544
(1) The ICR scheme was expanded on 29 January 2007 to include all successful personal injury claims not just those arising from road traffic accidents. Figures for 2006-07 and 2007-08 include all recoveries under the expanded scheme.

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