HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 cc784-5W
Mr. Spriggs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people succeeded with claims for criminal injuries compensation in each of the last three years, respectively: and how many of these made further claims as a result of further aggravation of their original injuries.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The number of awards made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in each of the last three complete financial years was:

1974–75 10,708
1975–76 11,500
1976–77 13,951

Following an award by the Board a further claim for the same injury cannot normally be considered. Exceptionally, however, where at the time of making the award there is a foreseeable risk that an affliction such as epilepsy might arise in the future, the Board may undertake to review the award in the event of such a development. There have been only about 50 such cases to date and in only one of these has a further claim arisen.

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