To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department paid for the unlawful detention of individuals under immigration powers in each of the last three financial years; for what categories of reason such compensation was paid; and how many such payments were made for each such category of reason.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
19 October 2016
Our records indicate that over the past 3 financial years (covering 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15), that a total of £13.8 million has been paid out to 573 claimants, as per the below table. All of whom were paid compensation following a period of unlawful detention.
Total Unlawful Detention Compensation payments (£ million)
Number of claimants for the last 3 financial years
Caveat to provided data: This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.