HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c99W
Ms Ward

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will continue to apply the provisions announced in 1985 for ex gratia payment of compensation for wrongful conviction or charge. [4435]

Mr. Straw

I can confirm that I shall continue to be bound by the provisions for ex-gratia payment of compensation as set out in the statement of the then Home Secretary, the right hon. Douglas Hurd to the House on 29 November 1985,Official Report, columns 691–92 My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has also agreed to continue to apply these provisions.