Compensation Recovery Unit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th April 2013.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Labour, Middlesbrough

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the potential sums formerly recoverable which the Compensation Recovery Unit will no longer be able to recover as a consequence of implementation of legislative changes contemplated in (a) the provisions of Clause 61 and (b) other provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In answer to part (a) of the question, because the number of cases affected is anticipated to be small and many claims are low in value, the impact on the amount of benefits that can be recovered is also expected to be limited. However, it is not possible to disaggregate the amount because the benefits paid that would be subject to recovery upon a compensation payment being made will depend upon the individual circumstances of the injured person.

As regards (b) we do not anticipate there will be other impacts from the Bill on the potential sums recoverable by the Compensation Recovery Unit.

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