HC Deb 28 January 2002 vol 379 cc73-4W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total sum is of(a) premiums received by the Export Credits Guarantee Department, and (b) claims paid out by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in the financial years of (i) 2000–01 and (ii) 2001–02. [27213]

Ms Hewitt

Using the published annual report and the provisional figures to December the figures are as follows:

£ million
Financial year 2000–01 2001–021
Earned premium 109.5 57.5
Claims authorised 298.0 180.1
1 Provisional to end December 2001

The claims figures relate mostly to business with Indonesia that has been rescheduled and which ECGD expects to recover in the fullness of time. These claims are in respect of business supported before the years indicated.