HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c202W
Mr. Eastham

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will instigate a scheme for payments of compensation by Government for terrorist damage on the British mainland through the Compensation Agency in accordance with the Northern Ireland model. [34661]

Mr. Nelson

No. Insurance to cover damage caused by acts of terrorism is available in Great Britain, with the support of the Government-backed scheme established under the Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993. Such insurance has not been available in Northern Ireland for many years.