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Bomb Explosion (Victoria Station)

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for injury from the bomb explosion at Victoria station on 18 February 1991 have still not been settled; when the claim from a constituent of the right hon. Member for Worthing is likely to be met; and if he will make a statement.

The following information about the 42 applications for compensation arising from the bomb incident at Victoria station on 18 February 1991 has been provided by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board:

Status of applicationsNumber of applications
Yet to be considered by board member11
Currently with board member for initial decision5
Interim payment or payments awarded23
Final award made3
The board recently agreed an interim award to an applicant from Worthing and an offer letter will be sent shortly. Total compensation in this case cannot be assessed until the final medical position is established and loss of earnings has been agreed.