HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 c35
93. Mr. David Jones

asked the Minister of War Transport whether he is now in a position to give the amount of and the date on which, compensation will be paid for the loss of the motor fishing boats "La Belle" and "Hannah" sunk in Hartlepool dock on the night of 19th January, 1945, when the ss. "Empire Gulliver," on charter to his Department, broke from her moorings and was the cause of the loss of the two fishing vessels mentioned above.

Mr. Barnes

No, Sir, but particulars of claims have been asked for, on my behalf, from the legal representatives of the parties concerned. I hope that a settlement will be reached at a very early date.