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Wrongful Convictions

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what and how many ex gratia payments he has made in respect of wrongful conviction in the years 1982–1987.

Year1982198319841985198611987
Number of awards731889
Individual payments (£)24,27519,5006,0009,50031,50022,450
20,5198,5007,90052,00035,400
12,60214,50013,0005,00020,000
8,3455,00020,50034,000
2,0005,00010,3502,150
25,000121,00010,25010,500
18,0005,00018,51027,156
45,1505,00066,650
1,250
1 To 30 November 1987.

Note: The information relates to the date in which the final award was made in each case; some sums include an interim payment which may have been made in an earlier year.