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Fisheries: Compensation

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much has been paid out so far under the Icelandic Fishermen's Compensation Scheme; and to how many recipients. (225629)

The Department paid out just under £43 million under the scheme launched in October 2000, to 4,400 successful claimants. In addition, around £14 million was paid out to almost 9,000 claimants under the previous ex-gratia scheme that operated between 1993 and 1995.