To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) claims were received in respect of respiratory disease, (b) interim and expedited awards were made in respect of respiratory disease broken down by (i) number and (ii) value, (c) claims were received in respect of vibration white finger and (d) interim and general damage awards were made in respect of vibration white finger by (A) number and (B) value, broken down by region.
The breakdown of progress, on a regional basis, for both compensation for respiratory disease and vibration white finger is as follows:
|Vibration White Finger|
|Number of claims||16,812||8,297||22,377||41,292||19,983||4,232||12,783||1,987|
|Number of payments||3,869||2,562||6,642||12,357||7,263||1,204||3,014||488|
|Value of payments (£ million)||20.3||12.8||36.6||70.8||44.8||5.6||15.2||2.8|
|Total number of general damages settlements||5.097||2,619||4,773||7,925||5,222||1,118||2,054||379|
|Value of settlements (£ million)||24.0||11.5||31.0||43.6||34.2||4.1||9.3||1.6|
|Number of claims||34,497||12,837||20,706||43,477||23,615||8,829||15,552||3,942|
|Interim payments—post spirometry and post MAP|
|Number of payments||8,733||3,280||3,679||8,621||4,906||1,837||4,071||843|
|Value of payments (£ million)||35.8||13.3||13.2||32.8||20.8||7.0||14.2||3.3|
|Expedited payments post spirometry|
|Total number of expedited offers made||2,235||1,576||2,033||4,965||2,238||946||1,799||422|
|Value of payments (£ million)||6.1||5.7||7.4||17.9||6.8||3.5||7.0||12.9|
Regional breakdowns are available on the Department's website on www.dti.gov.uk/coalhealth.