Crime: Victims

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to increase the compensation paid by criminals to their victims.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

This Government takes enforcement of compensation orders very seriously and remains determined to find new ways to ensure they are paid and to trace those who do not pay. The Government has recently discussed with the Victims Panel how we might potentially pay compensation to victims up front, rather than victims having to wait for their money.

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