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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 6 September 2018

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 8 to 24 and NC3 to NC9

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  1,  line  4,  leave out Clause 1 and insert—

 

“1      

Definition of whiplash injury

 

(1)    

In this Part “whiplash injury” means an injury, or set of injuries, of soft tissue in

 

the neck, back or shoulder that is of a description specified by the Chief Medical

 

Officer of the Department of Health.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this Part a person suffers a whiplash injury because of driver

 

negligence if—

 

(a)    

when the person suffers the injury, the person—

 

(i)    

is using a motor vehicle other than a motor cycle on a road or

 

other public place in England or Wales, or


 
 

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(ii)    

is being carried in or on a motor vehicle other than a motor cycle

 

while another uses the vehicle on a road or other public place in

 

England or Wales,

 

(b)    

the injury is caused—

 

(i)    

by the negligence of one or more other persons, or

 

(ii)    

partly by the negligence of one or more other persons and partly

 

by the negligence of the person who suffers the injury, and

 

(c)    

where the negligence of the other person or persons consists in an act or

 

acts done by the person or persons while using a motor vehicle on a road

 

or other public place in England or Wales.

 

(3)    

The fact that the act or acts constituting the negligence of the other person or

 

persons is or are also sufficient to establish another cause of action does not

 

prevent subsection (2)(b) being satisfied.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of this section references to a person being carried in or on a

 

vehicle include references to a person entering or getting on to, or alighting from,

 

the vehicle.

 

(5)    

In this section—

 

“act” includes omission;

 

“motor cycle” has the meaning given by section 185(1) of the Road Traffic

 

Act 1988;

 

“motor vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle intended or

 

adapted for use on roads;

 

“road” means a highway or other road to which the public has access, and

 

includes bridges over which a road passes.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Chief Medical Officer to define “whiplash injury”.

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(iii)    

unless in respect of 4(a)(i) or (ii) the person is in a motor vehicle

 

during the course of their employment, in which case Clause 1

 

shall not apply.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exempt people suffering a whiplash injury during the course of their

 

employment from this definition.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  21,  leave out “two years” and insert “twelve months”


 
 

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Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  22,  leave out “two years” and insert “twelve months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would limit the tariff to injuries lasting less than 1 year.

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  26,  leave out from “amount” to end of line 5 on page 4 and

 

insert “determined in accordance with the 14th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines

 

for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases or any subsequent

 

revision to these guidelines.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  33,  leave out subsections (3) to (7)

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  7,  leave out “to which regulations under this section apply”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  9,  leave out “(subject to the limits imposed by regulations

 

under this section)”

 

Rory Stewart

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Lord Chancellor must consult the Lord Chief Justice before making

 

regulations under this section.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Lord Chancellor to consult the Lord Chief Justice before making

 

regulations about the amount of damages for whiplash injuries and minor psychological injuries

 

suffered on the same occasion.


 
 

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Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  18,  leave out subsection (11)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would replace the tariff with the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment

 

of damages.

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  3,  line  14,  leave out Clause 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the creation of tariffs for whiplash injuries and retain the existing

 

system where judges decide compensation levels with reference to Judicial College Guidelines.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  4,  line  20,  leave out Clause 4

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for Amendment 1.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  4,  line  30,  leave out Clause 5 and insert—

 

“5      

Power of court to uplift the amount of damages payable

 

(1)    

A court may—

 

(a)    

determine that the amount of damages payable for pain, suffering and

 

loss of amenity in respect of a whiplash injury or a minor psychological

 

injury is an amount greater than the tariff amount relating to that injury;

 

(b)    

determine that the amount of damages payable for pain, suffering and

 

loss of amenity in respect of a whiplash injury and one or more minor


 
 

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psychological injuries, taken together, is an amount greater than the tariff

 

amount relating to those injuries;

 

(c)    

in a case where the court considers the combined effect of—

 

(i)    

an injury or injuries in respect of which a tariff amount is

 

specified by regulations under section 3(2) or (4), and

 

(ii)    

one or more other injuries, determine that an amount greater than

 

the tariff amount is to be taken into account when deciding the

 

amount of damages payable for pain, suffering and loss of

 

amenity in respect of those injuries.

 

(2)    

In this section “tariff amount” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to a whiplash injury, the amount specified in respect of the

 

injury by regulations under section 3(2);

 

(b)    

in relation to a whiplash injury and one or more minor psychological

 

injuries, the amount specified in respect of the injuries by regulations

 

under section 3(4).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow judges to increase the amount of damages payable where they

 

determine the tariff amount to be insufficient compensation, rather than capping judges ability to

 

increase compensation awards to a percentage specified by the Lord Chancellor as the Bill

 

currently does.

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  4,  line  30,  leave out Clause 5

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for Amendment 1.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  37,  after “injuries” insert “provided by an accredited medical

 

expert selected via the MedCo Portal”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  1,  leave out subsection (3)


 
 

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Civil Liability Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

In this section, the “MedCo Portal” means the website operated by Medco

 

Registration Solutions (company number 09295557) which provides a system for

 

the accreditation of medical experts.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that any medical evidence of a whiplash injury must in all cases be

 

provided by a person registered on the MedCo portal website.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The Treasury must, within one month of the passing of this Act, make regulations

 

specifying that the Financial Conduct Authority is to require all insurers holding

 

a licence to offer UK motor insurance to publish a report—

 

(a)    

on the loss cost savings achieved as a result of the provisions of Part 1 of

 

this Act; and

 

(b)    

how, and the extent to which, such savings have been applied to reduce

 

motor insurance premiums.

 

(4B)    

The first such report from insurers must cover the period of 12 months beginning

 

with the first day of the month immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of

 

this Act and must be sent to the Financial Conduct Authority by the end of the

 

period of 15 months beginning with the commencement of Part 1 of this Act.

 

(4C)    

The Financial Conduct Authority will require further annual reports.

 

(4D)    

The Financial Conduct Authority, within the period of 18 months after the

 

commencement of Part 1 of this Act, must make and publish a reasoned

 

assessment of whether it is satisfied that every insurer covered by this section is

 

passing on to customers any loss cost savings made by those insurers arising from

 

Part 1 of this Act.

 

(4E)    

Regulations made under subsection (4A) must make provision for the Treasury

 

to grant powers to the Financial Conduct Authority to enforce a requirement for

 

insurers to pass on loss cost savings, achieved as a result of the provisions of Part

 

1, from insurers to consumers through a reduction in the cost of premiums if, after

 

the period of 30 months following the commencement of this section, the

 

Financial Conduct Authority advises the Treasury that such powers are

 

necessary.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Financial Conduct Authority to require insurers to report on


 
 

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the savings they have made as a result of this Bill and the extent to which such savings have been

 

passed on to insurance consumers.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Ellie Reeves

 

Imran Hussain

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

24

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  20,  leave out from “SCHEDULE A1” to end of page 14,

 

and insert—

 

“Schedule A1

 

Assumed Rate Of Return On Investment Of Damages: England and Wales

 

Periodic reviews of the rate of return

 

1    (1)  

The Lord Chancellor must instruct the expert panel to review the rate of return

 

periodically in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

The first review of the rate of return must be started within the 90 day period

 

following commencement.

 

      (3)  

Each subsequent review of the rate of return must be started within the 5 year

 

period following the last review.

 

      (4)  

It is for the Lord Chancellor to decide—

 

(a)    

when, within the 90 day period following commencement, a review

 

under sub-paragraph (2) is to be started;

 

(b)    

when, within the 5 year period following the last review, a review

 

under sub-paragraph (3) is to be started.

 

      (5)  

In this paragraph—

 

“90 day period following commencement” means the period of 90 days

 

beginning with the day on which this paragraph comes into force;

 

“5 year period following the last review” means the period of five years

 

beginning with the day on which the last review under this paragraph

 

is concluded.

 

      (6)  

For the purposes of this paragraph a review is concluded on the day when the

 

Lord Chancellor makes a determination under paragraph 2 as a result of the

 

review.

 

Conducting the review

 

2    (1)  

This paragraph applies when the Lord Chancellor is required by paragraph 1(2)

 

or (3) to instruct the expert panel to conduct a review of the rate of return.

 

      (2)  

The Lord Chancellor must instruct the expert panel to review the rate of return

 

and determine whether it should be—

 

(a)    

changed to a different rate, or

 

(b)    

kept unchanged.


 
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