Miners' Compensation

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Mark Todd Mark Todd Labour, South Derbyshire

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.

Photo of Mr Brian Wilson Mr Brian Wilson Minister of State (Industry and Energy), Department of Trade and Industry

The breakdown of progress, on a regional basis, for both compensation for respiratory disease and vibration white finger is as follows:

Regional breakdown as at 30 September 2001
Wales Scotland Nottinghamshire Yorkshire North-east North-west Midlands South
Vibration White Finger
Number of claims 16,812 8,297 22,377 41,292 19,983 4,232 12,783 1,987
Interim payments
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
Settlements
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
Respiratory disease
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.

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