§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Attorney-General how many representations he has received since 1993 urging the amendment of the Limitation Act 1980 so far as it relates to time limits for actions in respect of personal injuries; what proportion of these refer to allegations of sexual abuse of the complainant or litigant when the latter was a child; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Streeter
I have been asked to reply.
Since 1993, my Department has received about 10 inquiries, including questions asked by hon. Members, about possible reform of the law of limitation as it applies to personal injury cases. These have related to the limitation period applicable when there is an allegation that an adult's illness is the result of intentional harm he suffered many years before. In 1995, the Law Commission undertook a comprehensive review of the law of limitation period s with a view to its simplification and rationalisation, and the commission expects to publish a consultation paper this summer.