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Forensic Science Laboratory, Newtownbreda

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many claims for compensation, arising from the IRA bomb at the forensic science laboratory at Newtownbreda in September 1992 are still to be concluded.

Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Compensation Agency under its chief executive, Mr. J. Robinson. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from John Robinson to Mr. John D. Taylor, dated 22 June 1993:

I refer to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the number of compensation claims arising from the IRA bomb at Newtownbreda in September 1992 which have still to be concluded.
The following is a summary of progress to date:


Number of applications received902
Number disallowed37
Number of cases in which final compensation has been paid512
Number in which formal offers of settlement have been made157
Number still to be resolved and which are at various stages of completion196
Number of interim payments made in cases still to be resolved173

Table 2

Number of nurses and midwives employed in special care baby units 1991 England, Regional Health Authority (RHA) and Special Health Authorities

Qualified Nurses

Unqualified Nurses



Northern RHA902070180
Yorkshire RHA1503080260
Trent RHA2603080360
East Anglian RHA901030130
North West Thames RHA902090210

I hope this is helpful.