Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Justice written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how much was spent on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10;

(2) what the budget is for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in the financial year (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The total spent on compensation payments to the blameless victims of violent crime in England, Wales and Scotland from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, to the nearest million, is as follows:

Compensation (£ million)
2007-08 235
2008-09 266
2009-10 244
2010-11 281

The departmental expenditure limit (DEL) funding allocated to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in respect of the financial year 2010-11 included an additional £70 million to meet demand. The funding allocated in respect of the financial year 2011-12 is £204 million. This level of funding is based upon a re-assessment of the caseload against the operational requirement to manage expected demand in 2011-12. However, as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is demand-led the Ministry of Justice will keep the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority's 2011-12 funding needs under constant review. Funding for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14 is yet to be approved and allocated.

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