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Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995

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1The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

(1)The Secretary of State shall make arrangements for the payment of compensation to, or in respect of, persons who have sustained one or more criminal injuries.

(2)Any such arrangements shall include the making of a scheme providing, in particular, for—

(a)the circumstances in which awards may be made; and

(b)the categories of person to whom awards may be made.

(3)The scheme shall be known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

(4)In this Act—

  • “adjudicator” means a person appointed by the Secretary of State under section 5(1)(b);

  • “award” means an award of compensation made in accordance with the provisions of the Scheme;

  • “claims officer” means a person appointed by the Secretary of State under section 3(4)(b);

  • “compensation” means compensation payable under an award;

  • “criminal injury”, “loss of earnings” and “special expenses” have such meaning as may be specified;

  • “the Scheme” means the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme;

  • “Scheme manager” means a person appointed by the Secretary of State to have overall responsibility for managing the provisions of the Scheme (other than those to which section 5(2) applies); and

  • “specified” means specified by the Scheme.

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