§ Mr. Patrick Thompson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he intends to bring into force the provisions of section 12 of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1987, concerning compensation payments under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Tom King
I have made an order bringing section 12 into force on 1 July 1988. This has the effect of introducing time limits for the bringing of applications for compensation for actions done under the 1978 Act. The time limit will be four months but is extensible to 12 months in individual cases sanctioned by myself or, on appeal, by the county court.