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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the Personal Injuries Scheme

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Personal Injuries Scheme on 19th May 1986.


Mrs. Beckett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons he expects to be affected by the amendments to (a) articles 23 and 48 and (b) article 25A of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983, proposed in the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Amendment Scheme 1986 (S.I., 1986, No. 628); and what will be the effect on public expenditure of (a) and (b).

Mr. Major The personal injuries (civilians) scheme provides for the payment of pensions and allowances, similar to those made to service men under the war pensions scheme, to civilians who were disabled or died as a result of enemy action during the 1939-45 war. The amendments remove some ambiguities in the legislation that have recently come to light. The number of people affected will be minimal, as will the effect on public expenditure.