HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc765-6W
Ms Buck

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure has been incurred to date by the Home Office as a result of (a) injuries, (b) legal costs and (c) damages arising from claims made by prisoners in Wormwood Scrubs during the period November 1992 to October 2001; to how many prisoners damages have been paid; and how many cases remain unresolved. [162632]

Paul Goggins

Payments to prisoners and former prisoners arising from claims made between November 1992 and October 2001 at Wormwood Scrubs total £1,275,810. These payments have been made to 56 prisoners, one remains unresolved. The payments are global settlements for injuries and damages. For the same period, the Home Office has paid £289,533 for its legal costs in relation to these claims