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Civil Disorder

Justice written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2011, Official Report, column 1215W, on civil disorder: compensation, for what reasons details of the compensation orders issued were not included in the statistics disclosed; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how many compensation orders were issued by courts (a) in and (b) outside London in relation to public disorder in August 2011; and what the total monetary value was of such compensation orders.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The information published on 15 September was compiled from statistics on offenders brought before the courts for offences related to the public disorder and reported to Justice Statistics Analytical Services by midday 12 September. However, following a finding of guilt, the sentencing data reported does not go down to the level whereby defendants have also been ordered to pay compensation to their victims.

A further publication is planned for the last week of October which will cover wider socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, including ethnicity information, but will not include compensation orders.

Detail beyond the primary sentence is not available in the data being reported by the courts.

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