The Bill passed through the House of Lords at the end of June and is to be debated in the Commons on the first day after the summer recess, Tuesday 4 September 2018, just four weeks from today.
Whiplash was referred to as a “racket” by several Peers in recent weeks. It can now properly be said to be EVEL.
In Wednesday’s blog I noted that the Government had successfully resisted* attempts to reduce materially the scope of its whiplash reform programme. Looking more closely at the record of the report stage debate on 12 June, it is clear that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is planning to make further amendments of its own as the Bill progresses. Continue reading