Personal Injury: Compensation:Written question - 19208

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Asked by Wayne David
(Caerphilly)
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Asked on: 08 December 2015
Ministry of Justice
Personal Injury: Compensation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.143 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what the evidential basis is for the statement that whiplash claims cost the country £2 billion per year.
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Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 14 December 2015

The government received and analysed data from numerous sources when formulating the announcement in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. The quoted figures were arrived at by combining published industry estimates along with data from government and other sources.

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