To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions her Department paid compensation to a victim of wrongful detention and at what total cost in each of the last five years.
20 March 2018
The information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
The Home Office does not record ‘wrongful detention’ as a payment type. It is only unlawful detention compensation which is reported in the Home Office Annual Report and Accounts. The cost of unlawful detention for FYs 2012/13 onwards are included in the table below:
Unlawful Detention Claims Paid
Figures for FYs 2013/14 to 2015/16 were provided under previous PQ47658.
Figure for FY2017/18 has not been published as the Home Office Reports and Accounts for the current financial year has not yet been finalised and closed.