Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General for Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 15th March 2005.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Labour, Glasgow Maryhill 11:30 am, 15th March 2005

I have raised with my hon. and learned Friend in the past the question of the so-called compensation payments for slopping-out cases. Does she share my concern about the fact that more than 400 cases are currently in the Scottish court system? Compensation payments are being discussed with prisoners. Has my hon. and learned Friend made any assessment of those cases and, in particular, of the award that will have to be made?