HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 cc233-4W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many internees and detainees in Northern Ireland have had compensation paid to them for such internment or detention in each of the last five years; and what were the amounts paid in each case.

Mr. Merlyn Rees:

No compensation has been paid in respect of internment or detention in Northern Ireland within any of the last five years.

Mr. Carson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total amount of compensation paid by the Government to detainees and ex-internees; and how many claims are still outstanding.

Mr. Merlyn Rees:

Up to 31st January 1975 a sum of £302,043 had been paid in 473 cases of claim by such persons seeking redress for false arrest, false imprisonment, assault and battery. These payments are not under the Compensation Acts. There were 1,193 such claims outstanding.