Detainees: Compensation:Written question - 146257

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Asked on: 21 May 2018
Home Office
Detainees: Compensation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum compensation made to a person wrongly detained by the Home Office was in each of the last three years.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 04 July 2018

The Home Office does not record ‘Wrongful detention’ as a payment type. The figures the Home Office has for compensation are recorded as “unlawful detention”. Our records indicate that the highest compensation payments for unlawful detention for FYs 2014/15 onwards are listed below

FY 2014/15 £125k
FY 2015/16 £120k
FY 2016/17 £125k

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