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Compensation: Enforcement

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost of enforcing a compensation order was in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (250108)

Information on the costs of collection of compensation orders is not collected. Data on the costs of collection of compensation orders is not held by either the Ministry of Justice or HMCS. Information on the enforcement rate of financial penalties imposed by courts is held but cannot make the distinction between compensation orders and other financial penalties and to use this figure to estimate the collection of compensation orders would be misleading.

It is therefore not possible to establish the average cost of collecting compensation orders.

The payment rate for financial impositions that includes compensation, costs, fines and the victims surcharge was 95 per cent. in 2007-08.