Home Office: Compensation

Home Office written question – answered on 21st May 2018.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has paid in compensation for (a) wrongful detentions and (b) wrongful deportations in each year since 2010.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Part (a): For FY 2010/11 and 2011/12, the Home Office does not hold the information in the format requested. Our ledger will not allow us to provide this level of detail for that Financial Year

Taking “wrongful” to be equivalent to “unlawful”, compensation for unlawful detention claims for FYs 2012/13 onwards are included in the table below:

Unlawful Detention Claims Paid

Year

£m

2016/17

3.3

2015/16

4.1

2014/15

4.0

2013/14

4.8

2012/13

5.0

These figures were provided under previous PQ UIN 121985.

Part (b): No data held

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