§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much in compensation, both in court and in out-of-court settlements, the Metropolitan police has paid to members of the public who have brought civil cases for damages since 15 December 1988.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the amounts paid by the Metropolitan police under awards made by the courts and in settlements out of court arising from allegations of wrongful acts by Metropolitan police officers are as follows:
Awards made by the courts Settlements out of court £ £ 1988(16–31 December) 5,500 18,831 1989 252,904 266,850 1990 (to 21 February) 65,000 160,050