§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Prime Minister if she will give a detailed breakdown of the costs of requisitioning each ship for use by Her Majesty's Government in the Falkland Islands operation; and what are the total amounts to be paid to each shipping line involved.
§ The Prime Minister
Compensation for the requisitioned ships is being based on section 4 of the Compensation (Defence) Act 1939. Negotiations with the shipping lines are still in progress, and the total amounts to be paid will depend on how long the ships remain on requisition.