HC Deb 18 March 1958 vol 584 cc129-30W
Mr. Knox Cunningham

asked the Attorney-General the number of claims for loss of life in actions for limitation of liability in England and Wales, the amounts awarded by the Admiralty Court in respect of such claims and the sums actually available from the limitation funds to meet such claims, during the years 1956 and 1957 respectively.

The Solicitor-General

There were nine claims in 1956; the amount allowed was £29,772 and the amount available to meet the claims £5,712. The corresponding figures for 1957 were 47 claims, £163,076 allowed and £30,442 available for payment.