HC Deb 14 November 1988 vol 140 c433W
Mr. McCusker

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many compensatory claims under(a) the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (N.I.) Order 1977 and (b) the Criminal Damage (Compensation) (N.I.) Order 1977 have been refused by the operation of articles 6(3)B and 10(3), respectively.

Mr. Ian Stewart

The information is available only in respect of compensation refused under article 6(3) of the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (N.I.) Order 1977 and is as follows:

Number of claims refused 331
Number of appeals against refusal 220
Number of appeals withdrawn 44
Outcome of appeals pursued
Settled without court hearing 30
Court awards 8
Appeals dismissed 43
Appeals pending 75


1. No breakdown is possible between claims refused under article 6(3)(a) and article 6(3)(b) of the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (N.I.) Order 1977.

2. The numbers shown in the table may include claims in which there were additional grounds for refusal.

Records are not maintained of claims refused under article 10(3) of the Criminal Damage (Compensation) (N.I.) Order 1977.