Detainees: Compensation

Home Office written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Angela Crawley Angela Crawley Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Youth affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Children and Families), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the amount of compensation paid to people wrongfully detained in immigration detention centres in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

This information is not readily available from the HO management systems, the Home Office is therefore not able to provide this data. To answer this PQ, the Home Office will have to review all compensation payments to people wrongfully detained for the years requested. This will breach the cost limit.

However, information on the total amount of compensation paid to people wrongfully detained inclusive of those in Immigration Detention Centres is published in the HASC report (pages 9 & 10) and The Home Office Annual Report and Accounts 17/18 (page 97).

Refer to links below for the requested years figures on total compensation paid to people wrongfully detained:

HASC Report:

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/home-affairs/Correspondence-17-19/180625_Permanent_Secretary_Immigration%20Enforcement.pdf

HO Annual Report and Accounts FY17/18:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/727179/6_4360_HO_Annual_report_WEB.PDF

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