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Civil Liability Bill [HL] 2017-19

Published Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Civil Liability Bill [HL] 2017-19 was introduced into the House of Lords on 20 March 2018 as HL Bill 90. It is a Government Bill which would make provision about whiplash claims and the personal injury discount rate. It is sponsored by Lord Keen of Elie for the Ministry of Justice.

The Bill's second reading in the House of Lords took place on Tuesday 24 April 2018.  

Committee: first sitting in the Lords took place on Thursday 10 May 2018.

Committee: second sitting in the Lords took place on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Report stage in the House of Lords took place on Tuesday 12 June 2018, session 1 and session 2.

Third reading in the House of Lords is scheduled for Wednesday 27 June 2018.

The Commons Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate in the House of Commons and this page will be updated when it is made available. You can be notified of this by emailing papers@parliament.uk, stating the title of the Bill. 

The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.

Further information

Civil Liability Bill [HL] 2017-19 (Text of the Bill)

Civil Liability Bill [HL] Explanatory Notes

Bill pages on Parliament website. These give the progress of the Bill, linking debates and Bill documents. Delegated powers memoranda and impact assessments are also linked.

Civil Liability Bill: associated documents, Ministry of Justice, 21 March 2018

Ministry of Justice press release, Justice Secretary unveils new Bill to cut car insurance premiums, 20 March 2018

Civil Liability Bill [HL]: whiplash claims, Commons Library briefing paper CBP-8335, 11 June 2018

Small claims for personal injuries including whiplash, Commons Library briefing paper SN04141, 11 June 2018

Motor car insurance, Commons Library briefing paper SN-6061, 1 December 2017  

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Commons Briefing papers CBP-8268

Author: Catherine Fairbairn

Topics: Personal injury, Small claims

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