§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what was the total cost of the clean up operation following the 'Sea Empress' disaster; and what estimate he has made of the cost of the disaster to(a) the fishing industry in the area and (b) the local tourist industry. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The Government recently presented the following information, which gives our official estimates of the costs arising from the Sea 649W Empress grounding, at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.
£ millions Low High Clean-up operations 22 23 Fishing Industry 8 11 Tourist Industry 2 3 Total 32 37