HC Deb 20 November 1986 vol 105 c292W
40. Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the report of the interdepartmental working party on criminal injuries compensation.

Mr. Mellor

The report was published on 6 November. As my right hon. Friend announced then at c. 539, the Government consider that the criminal injuries compensation scheme ought now to be put on to a statutory basis broadly as recommended by the working party. Our proposals are contained in the Criminal Justice Bill which is now before this House.

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