asked Her Majesty's Government:
How much the Home Office has paid out in compensation for whatever reason to (a) convicted prisoners; (b) individuals on remand; and (c) all other categories of inmate including those detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each of the past five years. [HL1784]
The following table provides the most accurate breakdown available of compensation paid to prisoners over the past three financial years. Figures for previous years are not available in the form requested, nor can the figures below be broken down between convicted and remand prisoners. Figures for claims brought by those individuals sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 are not collated centrally.
Year Amount 2004-05 £2,172,490 2005-06 £4,064,246 2006-07* £1,873,073 *Up to 31 January 2007
*Up to 31 January 2007