HC Deb 23 June 1993 vol 227 cc175-6W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many claims for compensation, arising from the IRA bomb at the forensic science laboratory at Newtownbreda in September 1992 are still to be concluded.

Mr. Mates

Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Compensation Agency under its chief executive, Mr. J. Robinson. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from John Robinson to Mr. John D. Taylor, dated 22 June 1993: I refer to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the number of compensation claims arising from the IRA bomb at Newtownbreda in September 1992 which have still to be concluded. The following is a summary of progress to date:

Number of applications received 902
Number disallowed 37
Number of cases in which final compensation has been paid 512
Number in which formal offers of settlement have been made 157
Number still to be resolved and which are at various stages of completion 196
Number of interim payments made in cases still to be resolved 173

Table 2
Number of nurses and midwives employed in special care baby units 1991 England, Regional Health Authority (RHA) and Special Health Authorities
Qualified Nurses Unqualified Nurses Midwives Total
England 1,950 290 1,260 3,500
Northern RHA 90 20 70 180
Yorkshire RHA 150 30 80 260
Trent RHA 260 30 80 360
East Anglian RHA 90 10 30 130
North West Thames RHA 90 20 90 210

I hope this is helpful.