Mr. Edward Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scoltand how many claims have been allowed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the shortest, 128W longest and average length of time, respectively, between the submission of the claim and the making of a decision.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
During the financial year 1972–73, 1,500 claims arising from Scotland were resolved by the making of an award. The information required to answer the second part of the Question is not available in the form requested, but the following table gives in respect of Scotland and England and Wales information for 1972–73 concerning the period taken in investigating applications and preparing them for decision by board members.
Time Taken to Investigate Cases 1972–73 per cent. Not more than 3 months 48 More than 3 months, not more than 6 months 30 More than 6 months, not more than 9 months 13 More than 9 months, not more than 12 months 5 More than 12 months 4 100