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 maximum compensation made to a person wrongly detained by the Home Office was in each of the last three years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office does not record ‘Wrongful detention’ as a payment type. The figures the Home Office has for compensation are recorded as “unlawful detention”. Our records indicate that the highest compensation payments for unlawful detention for FYs 2014/15 onwards are listed below

FY 2014/15 £125k

FY 2015/16 £120k

FY 2016/17 £125k

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