§ Mr. Mullin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he received the final claims for compensation from the six men wrongly convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings; when it was passed to Sir David Calcutt; and what action has been taken.
§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
All six men are eligible for compensation but only five have submitted the information which enables the assessor to determine what amount should he paid. This information was received in the Home Office between October 1992 and December 1993, and after clarification and elaboration of a number of points was passed to the assessor in May and August 1994. Further information was submitted on behalf of the applicants in February 1995. Substantial interim payments have been made in all six cases and the final assessments will be completed as soon as possible.