§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether owners of fish farms are eligible for compensation from the Government for recent storm damage.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Government have no general financial liability for storm damage. Details of the damage sustained in mid-January and early February, however, have been obtained from local authorities and others affected, including fish farmers. These are now being analysed and my right hon. and learned Friend will be making a statement shortly.