Monies paid into the consolidated fund from sales of unclaimed wreck

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Dear Her Majesty’s Treasury,
Section 243 of the Mercahnt Shipping Act 1995 states that;

Disposal of unclaimed wreck.
(1)Where, as respects any wreck found in the United Kingdom or in United Kingdom waters and in the possession of the receiver, no owner establishes a claim to it within one year after it came into the receiver’s possession, the wreck shall be dealt with as follows.
(2)If the wreck is claimed by any person who has delivered the statement required by section 242 and has proved to the satisfaction of the receiver his entitlement to receive unclaimed wreck found at the place where the wreck was found, the wreck shall, on payment of all expenses, costs, fees and salvage due in respect of it, be delivered to that person.
(3)If the wreck is not claimed by any person in accordance with section 242, the receiver shall sell the wreck and pay the proceeds as directed by subsection (6) below, after making the deductions required by subsection (4) below and paying to the salvors the amount of salvage determined under subsection (5) below.
(4)The amounts to be deducted by the receiver are—
(a)the expenses of the sale;
(b)any other expenses incurred by him; and
(c)his fees.
(5)The amount of salvage to be paid by the receiver to the salvors shall be such amount as the Secretary of State directs generally or in the particular case.
(6)The proceeds of sale (after making those deductions and salvage payments) shall be paid by the receiver for the benefit of Her Majesty—
(a)if the wreck is claimed in right of the Duchy of Lancaster, to the receiver-general of the duchy or his deputies as part of its revenues;
(b)if the wreck is claimed in right of the Duchy of Cornwall, to the receiver-general of the duchy or his deputies as part of its revenues; and
(c)in any other case, into the Consolidated Fund.

Could you please provide a detailed account of all such proceeds from these sales that have been paid into the Consolidated Fund since 1995

Yours faithfully,
David Knight

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Dear Her Majesty’s Treasury,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty’s Treasury's handling of my FOI request 'Monies paid into the consolidated fund from sales of unclaimed wreck'.

I asked for a detailed account but have only received a summary showing the total paid in each year. Could you please provide full details of the transactions including;- the amount of each individual sale of wreck, the date it was paid in, identify the wreck involved in each transaction and the persons involved from who the monies were received.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

D Knight

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Dear Her Majesty’s Treasury,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty’s Treasury's handling of my FOI request 'Monies paid into the consolidated fund from sales of unclaimed wreck'.

I asked for a detailed account but have only received a summary showing the total paid in each year. Could you please provide full details of the transactions including;- the amount of each individual sale of wreck, the date it was paid in, identify the wreck involved in each transaction and the persons involved from who the monies were received.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

D Knight

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Dear Her Majesty’s Treasury,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty’s Treasury's handling of my FOI request 'Monies paid into the consolidated fund from sales of unclaimed wreck'.

I asked for a detailed account but have only received a summary showing the total paid in each year. Could you please provide full details of the transactions including;- the amount of each individual sale of wreck, the date it was paid in, identify the wreck involved in each transaction and the persons involved from who the monies were received.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

D Knight

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D Knight left an annotation ()

The Treasury has not provided an account on monies paid into the consolidated fund in respect of unclaimed wreck.
The Treasury should know what is paid into the consolidated fund and why.
If the amount paid in respect of unclaimed wreck is nil, then the Treasury should simply say so.

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