HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 c664W
Mr. Higgins

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 28 February, regarding the MV Fathulkhair,Official Report, column 237, what steps he is able to take to secure compensation from the vessel's owners for the cost incurred in dealing with the dangerous cargo from the vessel on British beaches; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin

[holding answer 6 March 1990]: I am looking into the question of whether the Government have a claim against the owners which would be enforceable as a matter of law, and if I am satisfied that there is a sustainable claim I shall initiate whatever proceedings are necessary.

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