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Prisoners: Compensation

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Prison Service paid in compensation to prisoners in respect of damaged or lost property in 2008-09. (279224)

£25,361 was paid out in settlement of prisoner civil litigation claims for damaged or lost property in 2008-09. Figures for settlements of claims resolved through the internal complaints system or through the Prison and Probation Ombudsman are not recorded centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.