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Migrants: Detainees

Question for Home Office

UIN 131262, tabled on 6 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many claims of compensation for wrongful detention were (a) received by the Home Office and (b) successful in each of the last five years; and what the cost to the public purse was of the compensation paid by her Department in that same period.

Answered on

13 March 2018

The Home Office does not record ‘wrongful detention’ as a payment type. It is only unlawful detention compensation which is recorded on the HO finance system. The cost of unlawful detention for FYs 2012/13 onwards are included in the table below:

Unlawful Detention Claims Paid

Year

£m

2016/17

3.3

2015/16

4.1

2014/15

4.0

2013/14

4.8

2012/13

5.0

Figures for FYs 2013/14 to 2015/16 were provided under previous PQ47658. Figure for FY 2017/18 has not been published as the Home Office Reports and Accounts for the current financial year has not yet been finalised and closed.

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