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(1)This section applies if a claim for a compensation payment is made in respect of any injury suffered by, or the death of, a traffic casualty.
(2)The following persons must give the Secretary of State such information with respect to the circumstances of the case as may be prescribed—
(a)the person against whom the claim is made and anyone acting on behalf of that person;
(b)anyone not within paragraph (a) who is, or is alleged to be, liable in respect of the injury or death;
(c)the traffic casualty or, if the traffic casualty has died, his personal representative;
(d)if the claim is not made by the traffic casualty, the person by whom it is made;
(e)anyone acting on behalf of a person within paragraph (b), (c) or (d);
(f)the responsible body of each health service hospital at which the traffic casualty has received NHS treatment in respect of his injury.
(3)“Claim” and “person against whom the claim is made” have such meanings as may be prescribed.
(4)A person who is required to give information under this section must do so—
(a)in the prescribed manner; and
(b)within the prescribed period (which in the case of a person within subsection (2)(b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) must be a period beginning with the day on which the Secretary of State asks him for the information).
(5)Regulations under this section may, in particular, require the provision of information about any NHS treatment which a traffic casualty has received at a health service hospital.
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