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Criminal Injuries Compensation: EC Nationals

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many citizens of other EU countries have (a) made and (b) received compensation in respect of criminal injuries compensation claims in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement; (197439)

(2) the average payment was in respect of successful criminal injuries compensation claims made by citizens from other EU countries in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Anyone, of any nationality or domicile, who sustains an injury in Great Britain as a result of violent crime, is eligible to apply for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which administers the scheme, does not record information about an applicant's nationality since that is not a qualifying criterion for compensation. The Authority cannot, therefore, supply the information requested.