§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the arrangements for dealing with claims from fishermen for compensation for damage to their boats or equipment by United Kingdom naval vessels; and whether the letter from Miss T. A. Buckingham to Callum Freeborn of 25 May represented any change in policy or procedure on this matter.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Mr. Kirkwood) on 20 May, at column 611. The cases referred to in the letter to which the hon. Member refers were dealt with in accordance with these procedures.