Dr. John Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much money the compensation recovery unit recovered in the financial year 1992–93 by recoupment of benefits from awards of damages in personal injury claims; and how much money the compensation recovery unit estimated in the same year it would recover by recoupment of benefit.
§ Mr. Hague
The administration of the compensation recovery unit is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the right hon. Member.
Letter from M. Bichard to Dr. John Cunningham, dated 27 January 1994:453W
The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking about the performance of the Compensation Recovery Unit.
In the 1992–93 financial year the Compensation Recovery Unit recovered over £51 million from awards of damages in personal injury claims. The estimated recovery for the same period was almost £49 million.
I hope you will find my reply helpful.