HC Deb 16 December 1976 vol 922 cc833-4W
Mr. Mates

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will impose

£ million*
1973 1974 1975 1976
A. European Coal and Steel Community
(i) Article 54 (loans): Steel Industry—
1. BSC Port Talbot (coke ovens. Phase 1) 35.00
2. BSC Port Talbot (rebuilding No. 4 blast furnace and raw material handling scheme). 7.00
3. GKN Cardiff (electric arc furnace continuous casting plant and mills). 20.00

conditions on the use of sums paid out under the Criminal Injuries to Property (Compensation) Act (N.I.) 1971 to ensure that such funds do not reach terrorist organisations, but are used so far as is practicable to restore premises to their former use.

Mr. Concannon

I must ask the hon. Member to await the detailed proposals for amending generally the law on compensation for criminal injuries to property which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland intends to publish as soon as possible.

Mr. Mates

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will take steps to amend the law governing compensation awards so as to give proper recognition to the special responsibility of the State towards those who lay down their lives in its defence;

(2) if he will introduce legislation to ensure that in compensation for injury payments shock will be more narrowly defined than has so far been the case.

Mr. Concannon

I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to a Question from the hon. Member for Bexleyheath (Mr. Townsend) on 2nd December.

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