HC Deb 29 January 1997 vol 289 cc310-2W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many claims in respect of(a) criminal damage and (b) criminal injuries have (i) been received and (ii) resulted in payment of compensation; and what were the (1) average and (2) total sums paid in respect of each category of claim in each of the 10 most recent years for which figures are available. [12851]

Sir John Wheeler

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

Letter from D. A. Stanley to Mr. William Ross, dated 28 January 1997:

The Secretary or State for Northern Ireland has asked me to reply, on behalf of the Compensation Agency, to your recent Question regarding criminal injury and criminal damage claims.

The tables below set out the details you requested. Information is only available from 1989–90 onwards.

Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when regulations to comply with directive 79/923/EEC will be published in Northern Ireland. [13068]

Mr. Moss

The draft Shellfish Waters Regulations (Northern Ireland) for the transposition of directive 79/923/EEC will be published for consultation in the near future.

Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Northern Ireland waters, to which the shellfish waters directive applies, have still to be designated. [13069]

Mr. Moss

An area in Stragford lough was designated under the shellfish water directive in 1983. Consideration will be given to whether there is a need for further designations when the proposed regulations to transpose the directive have been made.