HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 c278W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the average length of time taken for firearms compensation under options A and B; and what is the expected time for claims submitted now under(a) options A and B and (b) option C. [23583]

Mr. Michael

As at 1 January 1998, the average length of time to process claims under Options A and B was 19 weeks. Regular processing of Option C claims is expected to begin later this month.