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Civil Disturbance (Property Damage)

Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the value of the damage to property arising from the inner-city disturbances of July 1981, by police force area.

Information is not available in the form requested. The amount of claims submitted to local authorities and to the receiver for the Metropolitan Police district for compensation for damage to buildings arid their contents under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 are as follows:

Compensation authorityTotal amount of claims
Merseyside County Council11,000,000
Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District3,000,000
West Yorkshire County Council1,700,000
Greater Manchester Council1,000,000
West Midlands County Council500,000
Lancashire County Council153,000
Leicestershire County Council85,000
Nottinghamshire County Council60,000
Bedfordshire County Council60,000
Thames Valley Police Authority60,000
Hampshire County Council4,500