Miners' Compensation

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 20th November 2003.

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Photo of Ann Clwyd Ann Clwyd Special Envoy to PM on Human Rights in Iraq

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether ex-workers from the phurnacite coking works at Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley are eligible to claim for bronchitis and emphysema under the Mineworkers' Compensation Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Nigel Griffiths Nigel Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

Workers in phurnacite coking workers do not fall within the parameters of the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation High Court judgment. As such claims can not be processed under the resulting scheme, but can be pursued as personal injury claims under common law.

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