HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 c1390W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims were(a) submitted and (b) paid and what sums were paid out for each fishing port in the scheme for compensating fishermen for the loss of Icelandic waters in the last five years. [61406]

Nigel Griffiths

The figures as of 31 May 2002 are as follows:

Current area of residence of claimant Number of payments Amount of compensation £ million
Hull 1,629 17.5
Grimsby 685 4.7
Fleetwood 320 2.8
Blackpool 46 £352k
Cleethorpes 188 1.4
Newcastle 333 3.5
West Yorkshire 208 1.9
Aberdeen 238 1.3
Others 511 3.8
Total 4,158 37

A total of 7,030 claims, not including duplicates, were received but I regret there is no breakdown of this figure by fishing port.