HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 cc612-3W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement concerning the implications of Rv. CICA ex parte Embling. [134332]

Mr. Boateng

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel will naturally take account of the judgment in making determinations under the tariff-based criminal injuries compensation scheme. The Government will consider whether greater clarification of the terms "full recovery" and "continuing disability" would be helpful in any future amendment of the scheme and its accompanying tariff of injuries.