§ Mr. Robathan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 26 November 1997,Official Report, column 542, on firearms compensation claims, when all compensation claims made under the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 under (a) options A and B and (b) option C, will be complete. 
§ Mr. Michael
The estimated timetable for completion of compensation payments under the large calibre handgun compensation scheme remains as set out in the reply I gave to the hon. Member on 6 April 1998,Official Report, columns 19–20, that is to say, completion by around the end of May for payments under Options A and B and by the end of the year for most, if not all, payments under Option C.