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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 if she will list the (a) number and (b) total amount of compensation claims paid to Icelandic trawlermen, broken down by port.

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

The information is given in the table.

Compensation scheme for former Icelandic water trawlermen—payments as at 16 October 2001
Number of payments Total amount paid (£)
Hull 948 11,046,030
Grimsby 334 2,585,995
Fleetwood 201 2,059,144
Blackpool 30 240,361
Cleethorpes 82 668,046
Newcastle 182 2,137,199
West Yorkshire 114 1,197,687
Aberdeen 38 245,313
Others 210 1,862,056

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