Why is it that public institutions seem to be able to waste money by defending cases for years and preventing them going to court until the last minute? Isn’t it time we had a yearly review of every case which is currently with, or has been settled for these institutions like for example the various police forces and NHS Trusts, we need to understand how much money has been used to defend these cases both in terms of legal costs and also in terms of staff time, and in the final analysis also for any settlement costs.
This yearly review needs to have public scrutiny and only then will we have a proper understanding and make those responsible accountable. This is not just a private select committee responsibility, or the Privy Council, it is a direct requirement for the Chancellor to report on annually as part of his budget, and for a proper report detailing all facts and figures.
Dave McFarlane, Community Journalist
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