Written Answers. - Compensation for Irish Shipping Workers.

Mervyn Taylor

Question:

118 Mr. Taylor asked the Minister for the Marine if he will re-introduce the Fianna Fáil Private Members' Bill of 26 June 1985 calling for the payment of compensation to Irish Shipping workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Mervyn Taylor

Question:

119 Mr. Taylor asked the Minister for the Marine the policy of the Government for payment compensation to Irish Shipping workers.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 118 and 119 together.

I would refer the Deputy to my reply to a similar question on 25 October 1989 and a further reply in the matter by the Minister of State, Deputy Michael Noonan,(Limerick West) on 15 May 1990. The position outlined in those replies has not changed. As a plenary summons in the names of six former employees of Irish Shipping Limited has been issued, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further in the matter.