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Criminal Injury (Compensation)

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what amount of compensation in respect of injury and damage has been paid in each year from 1970 in Northern Ireland.

The total amount of compensation paid from public funds in respect of criminal injuries to persons and to property in Northern Ireland from 1969 up to 31st January 1975 was £107 million.The information is as follows:

1969–70£2·1 million
1970–71£3·2 million
1971–72£4·7 million
1972–73£28·8 million
1973–74£31·8 million
1974–31st January 1975£36·4 million


asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will institute a review of the procedures for assessing the compensation paid to those killed and injured in Northern Ireland.

Yes. I am embarking on a review of the operation of the Criminal Injuries to Persons (Compensation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 in consultation with my right hon. Friends the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Defence.