§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has as to the average time taken for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to come to a final decision on claims made to the board for compensation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Mr. Field) on 20 January at column350.