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Fishing: Trawlermen Scheme

Volume 707: debated on Friday 6 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Carter of Barnes on 11 December 2008 (WS 76), whether the new trawlermen scheme will be applied to claims that were made in the correct timeframe but where the claimants have since died leaving a widow still living. [HL760]

We propose that claims under the new scheme may be made by the personal representatives (someone who has the legal authority to deal with the deceased's affairs) of former Icelandic water trawlermen who are deceased. We expect to issue a consultation document setting out our detailed proposals shortly, and expect the new scheme to be formally launched in the summer.