HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c231W
Mr. Michael

To ask the secretary of State for the Home Department how many compensation orders were made by the courts in(a) 1990, (b) 1991, (c) 1992 and (d) 1993; what was the total value of compensation ordered to be paid in each of these years; and what number and percentage of compensation orders made in each of these years were paid in full (i) within 12 months of the making of the order, (ii) within two years and (iii) within three years.

Mr. Maclean

Information on the number of offenders ordered to pay compensation and the total amount ordered is given in the following table.

Information is not collected centrally on when and on how much of the compensation is paid.

Number of offenders orders to pay compensation for all offences1 and the total amount ordered by type of court 1990–1993
England and Wales £ thousands
Court/Year Number of offenders ordered to pay compensation Total amount
Magistrates' courts
1990 117.2 18,431.4
1991 102.7 17,804.1
1992 97.5 16,499.5
1993 90.2 15,602.8
Crown Court
1990 12.4 220,484.4
1991 10.1 8,581.7
1992 8.8 9,811.3
1993 6.3 7,301.5
1 Excluding summary motoring offences.
2 Includes a small number of extra large amounts of compensation ordered for fraud and forgery offences.