Icelandic Trawlermen (Compensation)

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 29th October 2001.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims for compensation for Icelandic trawlermen have been rejected; and how many remain to be decided.

Photo of Nigel Griffiths Nigel Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

At mid-October, 4,199 claims had been rejected and 1,781 were either on hold pending a decision about the 1979 cut-off date or awaiting further information, mainly from claimants themselves.

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