Detainees: Compensation

Home Office written question – answered on 1st October 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 minimum compensation payment made was to an individual wrongly detained by the Home Office 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 lowest compensation payments for unlawful detention for FYs 2014/15 in cases where nominal damages are awarded are listed below:

FY 2014/15 £1

FY 2015/16 £1

FY 2016/17 £1

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