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Criminal Injuries Compensation

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases there were in each year since 1969, and what are the details of charges brought, convictions obtained and the penalties incurred where persons or firms have been proceeded against under (a) the criminal injury legislation, and (b) the criminal damage legislation, for obtaining public money fraudulently or by deception.

No charges have been brought in respect of claims made under the Criminal Injuries to Persons (Compensation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 or the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977. One applicant for compensation for damage to property under the Criminal Injuries Acts (Northern Ireland) 1956–70 was prosecuted under the Forgery Act 1913 and the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 and is at present serving a five-year prison sentence. In another case an appeal is pending.