Between 1997 and 2002 the Tribunal for the Investigation of Injustices ruled that government departments and entities were guilty of committing an injustice in 553 cases. In this period, the Nationalist Party was in government under Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami between 1998 and 2002.
These figures are given on the 2nd December 2002 by the then PM Fenech Adami in reply to Parliamentary Question no 37216 made by Opposition MP Jose Herrera.
In his reply, PM Fenech Adami confirmed that since its inception, the Tribunal for the Investigation of Injustices has pronounced itself in 656 cases. Of these, 203 were decided against a government department and 350 against a government entity, bringing the total to 553 out of 656.
These figures are only up the to the time of reply to the PQ in December 2002, during the third term of office of PM Fenech Adami (1998-2003).
In a separate PQ dated 14th November 2011, by Dr Herrera but this time to the then Justice Minister Austin Gatt, it was revealed that until that time, the President of Malta had ordered government entities to pay Lm 283,823 (€661,308) in compensation to persons whom the Tribunal had ruled in their favour.
The Tribunal for the Investigation of Injustices was created by a Labour Government in 1997 to dispense justice to citizens who feel they were the victim of an injustice by government, its department and entities.