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Police: Compensation

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid in compensation to (a) convicted criminals and (b) unconvicted police suspects by (i) each police constabulary, (ii) the Prison Service for England and Wales and (iii) the Scottish Prison Service in each year between 1997 and 2006. (122383)

Information is not held centrally on compensation payments by each police constabulary to convicted criminals or unconvicted police suspects in England and Wales and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Compensation payments made to prisoners in England and Wales are not broken down by the convicted or unconvicted status of the prisoner. Such a breakdown could again be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

The Scottish Prison Service is the responsibility of the Scottish Executive.