HC Deb 10 November 1976 vol 919 c183W
Mr. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many claims, and for what amounts, have been received against the compensation fund for fishermen's nets and gear damaged by oil-related debris; and how many have settled.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

The Management Committee for the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association compensation fund has to date received 61 claims amounting in total to £29,060. Settlements amounting to £17,516 have been made in respect of 52 claims, four were rejected on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence that damage was due to oil-related debris, two were considered ineligible, and the remaining three claims are under consideration.