In Written Questions Fiona recently asked:
"To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people are eligible for compensation and (b) people have received compensation from the Windrush compensation scheme."
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, responded:
"An updated Impact Assessment was published in February 2020 which outlines the Home Office’s estimate that there could be 11,500 eligible claims to the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
This has reduced since the previous Impact Assessment was published in April 2019 (which predicted 15,000 eligible claims), due to lower than anticipated claims to date.
There inevitably is a high degree of uncertainty around estimated volumes of claims and the Department will continue to review estimates as more payments are made.
Information on the total number of applications, claims paid and the overall amount paid out by the scheme since April 2019 is available to view on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/windrush-compensation-scheme…."