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Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of its potential liability for compensation to the victims and their families following an offence committed by an individual who has been released from prison and has failed to have been deported or removed by the Home Office and its responsible agencies. (67857)

[holding answer 3 May 2006]: We would not expect there to be any significant exposure to liability in civil law applying the normal principles. Victims of violent crime are of course entitled to apply for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in the normal way.