HC Deb 26 June 1967 vol 749 c81
36. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Attorney-General what progress has been made in obtaining compensation from the foreign interests concerned for the damage caused, and cost incurred, in the United Kingdom as a result of the wreck of the "Torrey Canyon".

The Attorney-General

Actions have been commenced both in this country and in Bermuda against the Barracuda Tanker Corporation, the owners of the "Torrey Canyon". The Treasury Solicitor has invited the Corporation to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts, but so far it has not agreed to do so. However, the Bermudan writ has been served and that action is taking its normal course.