HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc424-5W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will consider making an ex gratia payment to the Government of Malta as part compensation for destruction of nearly half of the island of Filfia by the Royal Navy in using the former gunnery range there.

Sir Ian Gilmour

I have been asked to reply.

The Government of Malta have not requested compensation of the kind described, nor are Her Majesty's Government under any obligation to make such a payment.