Compensation Recovery Unit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total sum recovered via the Compensation Recovery Unit was by way of NHS recoupment under (a) the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999, (b) the Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001, (c) the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 and (d) the Recovery of Health Services NHS Charges (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 in the (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The DWP Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) does not routinely hold data on the value of NHS recoveries broken down to the level of detail requested. We can however, provide the combined total value of recoveries achieved by way of NHS recoupment for the last two complete financial years under both the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999 and the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003:

Financial Year

Recoveries Achieved

2017/18

£199,331,172

2016/17

£199,779,044

The DWP Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) does not hold data on the total sum recovered via the Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 or the Recovery of Health Services NHS Charges (Northern Ireland) Order 2006. The Northern Ireland Social Security Agency (NISSA) operates primarily to deliver the above legislation and may be able to provide the information requested.

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