§ Mr. Carson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what were the total claims as a result of rioting and hijacking between the period 14th–20th October 1974 throughout Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Compensation claims relating to events are dealt with in order of receipt in the Northern Ireland Office, some claims arriving much later than others. No statistics are kept relating numbers of claims to events occurring at a particular time. To extract figures of claims received in respect of 489W events during 14th–20th October 1974 would involve disproportionate cost but claims received during that period were as follows:
Due to riot 31 Due to hijacking 12