To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications there have been for compensation from former Icelandic waters trawlermen which (a) have been successful, (b) have been unsuccessful, (c) have been put on hold and (d) which are pending a decision, broken down by region of the UK.
Up to January this year 4,750 trawlermen had been paid a total of £40.7million. A total of 2,973 claims had been assessed as not qualifying for compensation. There are no claims on hold. Following is a breakdown of the numbers of payments and compensation by current area of residence:
|Location||Number of payments||Amount paid|
|Grimsby||821||5. 5 million|
|Newcastle||370||3. 6 million|
|West Yorkshire||237||2 million|
I regret that there is no breakdown of claims not qualifying for compensation. I have today announced my proposals to extend the scheme list by 21 vessels. Claims from trawlermen who worked on these vessels will be re-examined with additional compensation for those who qualify.