§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the cost of compensation paid out for loss of property by fire and explosion in terrorist incidents over the last three years.
§ Mr. Mates
Responsibility for the subject in question is a matter for the Compensation Agency under its chief executive, Mr. J. Robinson. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from J. Robinson to Rev. Martin Smyth, dated 20 May 1993:326W
I refer to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the cost of compensation paid for loss of property in terrorist incidents. The Secretary of State has asked me to respond.
Compensation paid in the 1990–91, 1991–92 and 1992–93 financial years in respect of claims for damage to property caused by fire and explosion in terrorist incidents amounted to £19.37 million, £29.07 million and £64.1 million respectively. The figures do not include applicants' fees and costs.
I hope this is helpful.