HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c384W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to assist local authorities who have expended resources on the Sea Empress disaster clean-up and will not qualify for compensation from the existing industry compensation funds. [19786]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

All local authorities involved in the clean-up operation are qualified to claim reimbursement of costs incurred form the ship's insurers and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.