Civil Liability Bill — New Clause 2 — Small Claims Track: Children and Protected Parties — 23 Oct 2018 at 14:45

The majority of MPs voted not to limit increases in the small claims track limit for those suffering whiplash injuries to inflationary rises only, for people who are either children or people lacking capacity to make decisions for themselves.

MPs were considering the Civil Liability Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Small Claims Track: Children and Protected Parties and began:

  • “(1) The Small Claims Track Limit in relation to claims made by children and protected parties for whiplash injuries may not be increased unless the increase is to an amount which is not more than the value of £1,000 on 1 April 1999 adjusted for inflation, computed by reference to the consumer prices index.

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

  • This new clause would limit increases in the small claims track limit for those suffering whiplash injuries to inflationary rises only, for people who are either children or people lacking capacity to make decisions for themselves (as defined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005).

The small claims route can be more accessible, and lower risk, for claimants than alternative tracks. [2]

Debate in Parliament |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con287 (+2 tell) 0091.2%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1066.7%
Lab0 229 (+2 tell)088.8%
LDem0 8066.7%
PC0 40100.0%
Total:288 243089.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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