HC Deb 19 March 1997 vol 292 cc647-8W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money has been paid to Martin McGartland in criminal injuries compensation in relation to the events surrounding his abduction by the IRA. [20750]

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. Robert McCartney, dated 19 March 1997: The Secretary of State has asked me to reply on behalf of the Compensation Agency to your Question concerning the amount of money paid to Martin McGartland in criminal injuries compensation. Mr McGartland's 1992 claim under the Criminal Injuries (Compensation)(Northern Ireland) Order 1988 had to be refused because it failed to satisfy a number of requirements of the legislation. His subsequent appeal to the County Court was also refused and as a result no money has been paid to him under the 1988 Order. I trust this explains the position.