HL Deb 02 November 1998 vol 594 cc30-1WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What compensation they will offer the Kurdish Community Centre for the losses they have suffered as a result of a police search of their premises on 20 November and the subsequent investigation which lasted until 20 October without any charges being proffered against the centre. [HL3558]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

This is a matter for the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. He tells me that the Metropolitan Police have made an ex-gratia payment of £440 to replace the locks of a door at the Kurdish Community Centre. They are currently considering a claim by the centre for a number of other items.