§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases awaited determination by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in Scotland as of 31 March; and what is the average time between submission of the claim and the determination.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Separate details of the number of Scottish cases awaiting determination and of the average time taken by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to resolve Scottish cases are not available. The criminal injuries compensation scheme administered by the board provides compensation for victims of crimes of violence throughout Great Britain. For information on a Great Britain basis such as the hon. Member seeks, I refer him to the answer given today to his question to my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department.