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No gain from blame culture

A Labour ex-minister has urged the Government to quash the blame culture in the UK.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath wants to know what action is being taken to reduce the impact of compensation claims on schools, the National Health Service and public services. The former junior health minister said: "This is taking hundreds of millions of pounds away from front-line services.

"If teachers are forced to stop taking school trips and doctors increasingly practise defensive medicine, the losers in the end will be the public."

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