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Civil Liability Bill: Commons remaining stages

23 October 2018

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MPs debated the remaining stages of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Remaining stages

Debate on the Bill was opened by Gloria De Piero MP. The House of Commons divided on the third reading of this Bill, voting to approve it by 294 - 238.

As the Bill was amended it will now return to the House of Lords for the consideration of amendments.

Second reading

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke, opened the debate on the second reading of the Bill.

The Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Richard Burgon, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill was read a second time without a division. It has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee and will report to the House by 9 October 2018.

Civil Liability Bill Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The Civil Liability Bill seeks to reform the claims process for whiplash claims with injuries lasting up to two years resulting from road traffic accidents, and to make changes to the way in which the personal injury discount rate, applied to lump sum awards of damages for future loss, is set.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Civil Liability Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading.

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