Detainees: Compensation

Home Office written question – answered on 4th July 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average compensation payment was to people wrongly detained by the Home Office in each of the last three years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The average compensation payment for wrongful detention is calculated as a ‘Mean’ and a ‘Median’ for FY2015/16 and FY2016/17. These are listed below:

FY2015/16

FY2016/17

Mean

£24,170

£22,957

Median

£20,000

£15,000

Figures for FY2017/18 have not yet been published.

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