§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what basis £4,000 was paid in compensation to a Nigerian student in the United Kingdom who complained that he had to have a testicle removed after assault by the police after a Scotland Yard investigation of the case found that the complaint was unsubstantiated.
§ Mr. Mayhew:
In 1979 the man in question initiated a civil action against the Metropolitan Police for injuries sustained during his arrest in November 1977. A settlement was reached and an agreed sum of compensation was paid, without admission of liability, by the Metropolitan Police in October 1981.