HC Deb 11 May 2001 vol 368 cc440-1W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many payments under the compensation scheme for former trawlermen who fished in Icelandic waters have been made; what has been the average payment; how many applications for such payments have been turned down; how many have subsequently been paid following a successful appeal; and if he will make a statement. [159710]

Mr. Byers

[holding answer 2 May 2001]: The most recent figures show 1,286 payments have been made under the compensation scheme and the average payment made has been £11,993. A total of 289 claims have been rejected and a further 2,173 duplicate claims have been identified.

To date there have only been four formal appeals and they have been unsuccessful.