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Mr W Wakeham (Decommissioning Grant)

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will investigate the circumstances in which Mr. W. Wakeham of 53 Hill Park road, Brixham, Devon, has still not received the decommissioning grant on his ex fishing vessel Devon Ray, on which a grant of £28,844 is payable;(2) if he will now make payment of the decommissioning grant of £28,844 promised to Mr. W. Wakeham of 53 Hill Park road, Brixham, Devon, and contained in a letter to Mr. Wakeham dated 31 October 1984 reference SW/84/12/D and signed by C. R. George on behalf of his Ministry; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 May 1985, c. 234]: Approval in principle to the payment of decommissioning grant to Mr. Wakeham in respect of the Devon Ray was given on 31 October 1984 subject to the requirements of The Fishing Vessel (Financial Assistance) Scheme 1983 being satisfied. The implications of these requirements have been fully explained to Mr. Wakeham and solicitors acting for him. So far, the Devon Ray has not been decommissioned within the terms of the scheme and therefore no payment can yet be made.