HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c597W
Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what compensation has been paid out in the past five years by his Department to persons making claims or for injuries and damage for which his Department was responsible; what has been the cost of buildings and equipment, for which his Department was responsible, destroyed or damaged over the same period; and if he will give the figures on a year-by-year basis.

Mr. Eyre

Compensation payments and losses are shown in the Department's published appropriation accounts. The fact that a payment was made does not necessarily imply acceptance of legal responsibility by the Department.

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