HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 cc798-9W
Mr. Hall-Davis

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in how many cases where an award has been made by the Criminal Injuries Board to a member of the armed forces wounded in Northern Ireland an appeal has been entered seeking a reduction in the amount of the award.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 18th December 1975; Vol. 902, c. 694], gave the following information:

Awards of compensation are not made in Northern Ireland by the Criminal Injuries Board, but by the county courts under the provisions of the Criminal Injuries to Person (Compensation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968. Appeals are often entered within the statutory period of 10 days so that the award may be examined, and then they may be withdrawn. Three cases have actually been heard on appeal.

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