HC Deb 12 March 1996 vol 273 c572W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to demand full compensation payments for all those who directly or indirectly have suffered financial loss as a result of the Sea Empress disaster; and if he will make a statement. [20248]

Mr. Norris

Officials of my Department have already made representations to the executive committee of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund for full payment of eligible claims for compensation, insofar as these payments are compatible with the international instruments which established the IOPC fund.