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Trawlermen Scheme

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

Further to my statement on 11 December 2008, Official Report, column 63WS, I am pleased to announce that we have today released a consultation paper, in which we are seeking views on the details of a new scheme to compensate former Icelandic water trawlermen who lost their livelihoods following the cod wars in the 1970s.

Copies of the consultation paper can be viewed at: www.berr.gov.uk/files/file49973.pdf. Views must be submitted by 8th May 2009. I will place copies of the consultation paper in the Libraries of the House.