HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 c417W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Prime Minister how many ships have been requisitioned under the Requisitioning of Ships Order 1982; how compensation is to be assessed upon loss and damage; and before what tribunal claims should be made.

The Prime Minister

Five ships have been requisitioned so far, the "Canberra", "Elk" and "Salvageman", "Irishman" and the "Yorkshireman"; further requisitions are likely. Compensation would be assessed and paid under sections 4 and 5 of the Compensation (Defence) Act 1939, and the provisions about tribunals in sections 7 and 8 of that Act would also apply if necessary.