HC Deb 05 February 1991 vol 185 cc85-6W
Mr. Livingstone

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total amount of compensation to date paid to ex-residents of the Kincora boys' home; if he will itemise each payment and state on what date it was paid; how many cases are still to be processed; and on what dates he expects further cases to be settled.

Mr. Hanley

[holding answer 21 January 1991]: To date, compensation payments totalling £63,500 have been made to seven ex-residents of Kincora. Five ex-residents have received payments in respect of abuse suffered solely in Kincora, as follows: £10,000 on 26 May; £7,500 on 26 May 1989; £6,000 on 10 August 1989; £20,000 on 13 June 1990 and £10,000 on 25 September 1990. One ex-resident received a joint payment of £5,000 on 31 March 1988 an connection with abuse suffered in Kincora and another children's home and one ex-resident received a payment of £4,500 on 28 November 1990 in respect of a claim for abuse suffered in a children's home other than Kincora. Three claims from ex-residents of Kincora are still outstanding involving, respectively, abuse suffered in Kincora, in Kincora and another home, and a home other than Kincora, but it is not possible to say when they will be settled. In addition, a claim submitted by an ex-resident of Kincora in 1986 has to date not been pursued.

There are also two cases, recorded in the replies on 26 October 1989, Official Report, column 538, and 19 January 1990, Official Report, column 427, relating to abuse in children's homes investigated by the Hughes inquiry which did not involve ex-residents of Kincora itself. A payment of £2,500 in respect of one claim was made on 19 July 1989, and the other has not to date been pursued by the claimants.

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