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Personal Injury: Compensation

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether the Government plan to uprate the upper limit of £500,000 compensation that can be received by victims of violent crime under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme; (206819)

(2) whether the Government intend to amend the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to reflect the severity of injuries suffered by victims of terrorist attacks in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Government are considering the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and will make an announcement in due course. The Great Britain's Scheme is the most generous within the European Union and, probably, the world.