Statement of Contingent Liabilities and Assets
AS AT 30 JUNE 2016
QUANTIFIABLE CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND ASSETS
|2015 Actual $000||2016 Actual $000|
|2,049||Total quantifiable contingent liabilities||1,359|
|800||Total quantifiable contingent assets||-|
Quantifiable contingent liabilities
The Department was defending 31 legal claims by prisoners as at 30 June 2016 (2015: 40). They cover a range of areas, including breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, seeking compensation or other redress for perceived/alleged instances of wrongful action or decision making by the Department and individuals.
The Department was defending 11 employment related claims made by staff members as at 30 June 2016 (2015: seven).