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Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much compensation has been paid out under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in each of the last five years; and how much he estimates will be paid in the current year. [5809]

Mr. Michael: The total compensation paid in each of the last five years is as follows:


Vote provision for compensation in the current year is £214 million. We expect that provision to be taken up in full.

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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme which were decided under the illegal tariff scheme remain to be reviewed. [5814]

Mr. Michael: None.

Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases have been referred to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Board, under the 1995 tariff scheme. [5810]

Mr. Michael: In the period 1 April 1996 to 24 June 1997, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel received 1,020 applications for appeal.

Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases were lodged with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in each of the last five years. [5812]

Mr. Michael: The number of applications received was as follows:


Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average time taken to determine an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme under the 1995 tariff scheme.[5811]

Mr. Michael: The 1996 tariff scheme started on 1 April 1996. In the first year of the scheme's operation, the Authority issued decisions in 75 per cent. of all cases within 8 months of the receipt of the application. 13,566 cases were completely resolved in the year, with the average time for resolution in those cases being 6 months.

Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme lodged prior to the introduction of the illegal tariff scheme remain to be determined. [5813]

Mr. Michael: The Board has informed me that some 5,700 cases registered prior to 1 April 1994 still await final resolution. Of these, 5,320 cases are appeals against the original decision.

Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the names, dates of appointment, qualifications and relevant experience of members of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel. [5116]

Mr. Michael: The information requested is set out below.

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Member's nameAppointedQualifications/experience
Martin J. S. Axtell Esq.7 March 1997Solicitor, Higher Court Advocate and Recorder.
George H. Bardwell Esq. CBE27 January 1997Management consultant and former civil servant. Part time Chairman of the Civil Service Selection Board.
David Barker Esq. QC1 February 1997Barrister. [Member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)]
Dr. Thelma Bates27 January 1997Consultant (retired) in clinical oncology. Chairman of GMC Health Committee.
W. Keith C. Beattie Esq.27 January 1997Group Personnel Director in private sector Member of Industrial Tribunals.
Sir Derek Bradbeer OBE1 March 1996Solicitor. Member of CICB.
David Brown Esq.1 March 1996Businessman, Chairman West Sussex Committee for Employment of the Disabled.
Miss Lesley Clare12 February 1997Former Scottish Office Civil Servant. Experienced in victims' issues.
His Honour Sir Jonathan Clarke27 January 1997Retired judge. [Member of CICB]
Ms Linda Costelloe Baker6 February 1997Management consultant and former Probation Service Manager. Member of Parole Board for Scotland.
Miss Diana Cotton QC1 March 1996Barrister. [Member of CICB]
Surgeon Rear Admiral Alexander Craig16 May 1997Medical Director General (Navy Retired).
Dr. Ann Fingret1 March 1996Consultant in Occupational Medicine.
Jonathan R. Foster Esq. QC25 February 1997Barrister. [Member of CICB]
David Gabbitass Esq.1 March 1996Solicitor. [Member of CICB]
Sir Richard Gaskell27 January 1997Retired solicitor. [Member of CICB]
Edward Gee Esq.4 March 1997Solicitor. [Member of CICB]
Dr. Eric Godfrey1 March 1996GP with mental health and industrial medical experience.
Alastair M. Hill Esq. QC1 March 1997Retired barrister. Has worked for the Crown Prosecution Service and is experienced in personal injury matters.
Frank Howard Esq.1 March 1996Trade Union Official. JP
Michael E. A. Innes Esq.6 February 1997Retired merchant banker. Member of complaints committee of Law Society of Scotland. Accountant
Michael Lewer Esq. QC1 March 1996Barrister. Chairman of CICAP [and Member of CICB]
Miss Geraldine Lindley1 March 1996Homoeopathist. Trained as Barrister. Founding member of Victim Support in Bristol.
Crawford Lindsay Esq. QC1 March 1996Barrister. [Member of CICB]
Nicholas F. Lowe Esq.27 January 1997Accountant, JP, Former National Director of Barnados.
Harley Lumsden Esq. WS1 March 1996Businessman. Formerly a solicitor in Scotland.
John M. Lusby Esq.27 January 1997Former General Manager of Lothian Health Board
Lord Macaulay of Bragar QC26 March 1997Barrister. [Member of CICB]
Roderick MacDonald QC16 February 1997Barrister. [Member of CICB]
Mrs. Suzan P. Matthews QC1 March 1997Practising barrister. Specialist in criminal, civil and family law.
Dr. G. J. Ross McHardy9 February 1997Retired consultant physician. Experience in appeals tribunals.
Alexander E. McIlwain Esq. CBE WS6 February 1997Solicitor. Former Scottish Law Society President.
Major General Anthony L Meier CB OBE5 February 1997Senior Army Officer (Retired), NHS Trust Board Member.
Dr. John Miles1 March 1996Former civil servant and college lecturer. Works for Prince's Trust.
Terence Molloy Esq. JP1 March 1996Trade Union Official. Member of Parole Board.
Charles A. Norris Esq.27 January 1997Solicitor specialising in personal injury work.
Miss Erica M. Norton OBE27 January 1997Former Assistant Chief Constable.
Michael Park Esq. CBE1 March 1996Solicitor. [Member of CICB]
Lawrence Peterken Esq. CBE6 February 1997Former chief executive Glasgow Health Board, with experience in local government and industry.
David C. de Peyer Esq.27 January 1997Former Director General, Cancer Research Campaign.
Robin Pinto Esq.4 March 1997Consultant psychiatrist. Experience of Medico-legal work.
Dame Avril Poole DBE, RGN, RM, RHV, CBIM27 January 1997Former Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
John Scampion Esq.1 March 1997Former chief executive of local authority. Commissioner for Social Fund for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
John Michael Shorrock Esq. QC27 January 1997Barrister. [Member of CICB]
Amolak Singh Esq.1 March 1997Dental practitioner and general secretary of General Dental Practitioners Association. Experience of Medico-legal work.
His Honour Eric Stockdale27 January 1997Retired judge. [Member of CICB]
Anthony V. Summers Esq.9 March 1997Solicitor. Senior Partner specialising in Civil Litigation.
Mrs. Rosemary E. R. Thomson CBE JP MA27 January 1997Former Chairman of Council, The Magistrates Association.
Dr. Frances M. Walters27 January 1997Senior Partner, General Medical Practice.
Donald Williams Esq.11 February 1997Former solicitor, Recorder and Chairman of Industrial Tribunals.
Austin P. Wilson Esq.27 January 1997Former Home Office Civil Servant, experienced in Criminal Policy matters.
Dr. D. Pamela Wills10 February 1997Child/adolescent consultant psychiatrist. Experienced in Tribunals.

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Asylum Seekers

Dr. Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of those asylum seekers currently detained under Immigration Act powers were first detained at a time when (a) their asylum claim had yet to be determined by the Home Office, (b) their appeal against a refusal of asylum had yet to be determined by an adjudicator or the Immigration Appeal tribunal and (c) they had exhausted all appeal rights; [5412]

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Mr. Mike O'Brien: The available information on those persons recorded as detained under Immigration Act powers as at 31 May 1997, and who had sought asylum at some stage, is given in the tables.

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I regret that information on the stage at which these persons were first placed into detention could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Table 1. Number of people recorded as being detained 1 2 on 31 May 1997 who had sought asylum at some stage, by gender and immigration status

GenderPortIllegal entrantsSubject to deportation actionTotal
Male29733449680
Female2919553
Total32635354733

(1) Provisional figures.

(2) Persons detained solely under the powers contained in Schedule 2 or 3 of the Immigration Act 1971.


Table 2: Number of people recorded as being detained (3) (4) on 31 May 1997 who had sought asylum at some stage, by stage of application and immigration status

Stage of applicationPortIllegal entrantsSubject to deportation actionTotal
Awaiting initial decision82875174
Awaiting result of appeal13913233304
Awaiting removal(5)10513416255
Total32635354733

(3) Provisional figures.

(4) Persons detained solely under the powers contained in Schedule 2 or 3 of the Immigration Act 1971.

(5) Includes cases where the result of a further challenge is awaited or where another bar to removal currently exits.


Table 3. Number of people recorded as being detained (6)(7) on 31 May 1997 who had sought asylum at some stage, by length of detention(8) and immigration status

LengthPortIllegal entrantsSubject to deportation actionTotal
0-1 Month(6)77808165
1-2 Months59814144
2-6 Months13114318292
6-12 Months48 4419111
12 Months+115521
Total32635354733

(6) Provisional figures.

(7) Persons detained solely under the powers contained in Schedule 2 or 3 of the Immigration Act 1971.

(8) In some cases the date a person enters detention may be understated due to the method of recording.


Table 4: Number of people recorded as being detained 1 2 on 31 May 1997 who had sought asylum at some stage, by nationality and immigration status

NationalityPortIllegal entrantsSubject to deportation actionTotal
India191004123
Nigeria493815103
Algeria1555676
China3813051
Pakistan2123549
Ghana1212327
Turkey165122
Bangladesh313319
Cyprus142016
Sri Lanka85013
Columbia111012
Kenya92112
Yugoslavia101112
Angola64111
Gambia73111
Poland65011
Romania110011
Albania37010
Liberia100010
Uganda6208
Jamaica3407
Lithuania4307
Somalia6017
Ethiopia3306
Morocco1416
Ivory Coast1315
Russia1405
Sierra Leone5 005
Bulgaria3104
Iran3104
South Africa3 014
Tunisia1214
Zaire3014
Afghanistan1203
Cameroon1203
Ecuador3003
Lebanon1203
Sudan1203
Other1816640
Nationality Doubtful0303
Total32635354733

(9) Provisional figures.

(10) Persons detained solely under the powers contained in Schedule 2 or 3 of the Immigration Act 1971.


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Table 5. Number of people recorded as being detained 1 2 on 31 May 1997 sought asylum at some stage, by location of detention and immigration status

PortIllegal entrantsSubject to deportation actionTotal
Prisons
HMP Rochester57587122
HMP Haslar28311069
HMP Greenock115016
HMP Magilligan012012
HMP Birmingham1719
HMP Wormwood Scrubs2518
HMP Brixton0527
HMP Manchester0404
HMP Armley0213
HMP Holloway0123
HMP Wandsworth0123
HMP Bristol0202
HMP Liverpool0112
Other prison86519
Other Places of Detention
Campsfield House68529129
Tinsley House56417104
Hammondsworth5029584
Police Cells1861180
Queens Building105015
Manchester Airport3609
Dover Harbour8008
Other place169025
Total32635354733

(11) Provisional figures.

(12) Persons detained solely under the powers contained in Schedule 2 or 3 of the Immigration Act 1971.


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Dr. Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons applying for asylum at ports of entry were detained under Immigration Act powers for one night or longer in each month of (a) 1995 and (b) 1996. [5411]

Mr. O'Brien: The information requested is given in the table.

Number(13) of persons who had applied for asylum on arrival in the United Kingdom and were placed into detention under Immigration Act power 1 2 3 1995 and 1996 by month

Month19951996
January155140
February140135
March160150
April185130
May135125
June175150
July155155
August145160
September145200
October185145
November165145
December195150
Total1,9451,785

(13) Provisional and estimated figures rounded to the nearest 5.

(14) Persons detained solely under the powers contained in Schedule 2 or 3 of the Immigration Act 1971.

(15) Includes those placed into detention on the day of their arrival in the United Kingdom, or the following day, but excludes those cases where detention length can be established as being less than one night in duration.



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