Prisoners: Compensation

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th April 2009.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 26 March (WA 166) concerning compensation for early release of prisoners, whether compensation has been or could be paid to prisoners on any form of early release.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

No compensation has been nor will be paid to prisoners for their early release. However, compensation could be paid to prisoners on early release for matters unrelated to that release itself, e.g. for personal injury.

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