§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many victims were asked by the courts to waive compensation awards in each of the last three years.
Mr. John M. Taylor
My Department does not hold this information. Some information about compensation orders—for example, the number of offenders ordered to pay, is contained in "Home Office Criminal Statistics England and Wales", copies of which are in the Library of the House. Additional information about compensation orders could be collected only at a disproportionate cost.