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Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 644

The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2002

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


2002 No. 644


DAMAGES, ENGLAND AND WALES


The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2002

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 Made11th March 2002 
 Laid before Parliament11th March 2002 
 Coming into force1st April 2002 

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 1A(5) of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976[1], makes the following Order:

    1. - (1) This Order may be cited as the Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 1st April 2002.

    (2) This Order shall apply only to causes of action which accrue on or after 1st April 2002.

    2.In section 1A(3) of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, for "Ј7,500" there shall be substituted "Ј10,000".


Irvine of Lairg,
C.

11th March 2002



EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)


This Order, which applies only to causes of action accruing on or after 1st April 2002, amends section 1A(3) of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, increasing the sum which may be awarded as damages for bereavement in England and Wales from Ј7,500 to Ј10,000.


Notes:

[1] 1976 c.30. Section 1A was inserted by the Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c.53), section 3(1) and amended by S.I. 1990/2575.back



ISBN 0 11 039504 2


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