Crime: Rioting

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th January 2012.

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Photo of Lord Cotter Lord Cotter Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the number of claims made or paid out to businesses for reparations following the August riots; and what systems have been put in place to monitor the number of claims by businesses being made and paid out.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

This Government are determined to ensure that riot compensation claims are dealt with more quickly. The Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice has met with police authority chairs and insurers to establish ways of speeding up payments to claimants. As a result, more efficient systems of payments, requiring less documentation, have been established.

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