Clause 8 - Amount and payment of compensation

Part of Riot Compensation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 13th January 2016.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 2:45 pm, 13th January 2016

My hon. Friend is making an important point. In a riot, police resources are necessarily overstretched and they have to prioritise, and they tend to prioritise the wealthier areas. Once again it is the poorer businesses that can least afford the loss that suffer. It is those areas that would be affected by the inability to claim above the cap. What is my right hon. Friend’s view on that?