The Bill’s second reading in the Commons yesterday was book-ended by the speeches of the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor David Gauke and by junior justice minister Rory Stewart. In the intervening three and half hours the government flagged some important amendments it will make and the opposition set out the key elements of its argument against much of the whiplash reforms in particular. The body of this blog attempts to summarise the debate. Continue reading
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.