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"Nellie M" And "St Bedan" (Sinking)

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made by the Royal Ulster Constabulary in investigations into the sinking of the "Nellie M"; and if any charges have been brought.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 March 1982, c. 44.]: Police inquiries into the sinking of the "Nellie M" are continuing. As yet no one has been charged.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made by the Royal Ulster Constabulary in investigations into the sinking of the "St. Bedan"; and whether any charges have been brought.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 March 1982, c. 44.]: Police inquiries into the sinking of the "St. Bedan" are continuing. As yet no one has been charged.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has yet received a claim for compensation for the sinking of the "Nellie M"; and for what sum.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 March 1982, c. 44.]: Under the Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 an application for compensation for damage to the ship "Nellie M" has been submitted by the owners of the vessel; two applications have also been submitted by the firms of coal importers who owned the vessel's cargo but only one of these claims has so far been quantified. It is not our practice to reveal details of the amounts claimed.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if his Department has received a claim for compensation for the sinking of the "St. Bedan".

[pursuant to his reply, 29 March 1982, c. 44.]: Under the Criminal Damage(Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 a notice of intention to claim compensation for damage to the ship "St. Bedan" has been submitted by the owners of the vessel and an application for compensation has been submitted by the charterer fo the vessel and owner of the cargo. It is not our practice to reveal details of the amounts claimed.