Miners' Compensation

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

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Photo of Mrs Helen Liddell Mrs Helen Liddell Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many ex-miners have in Airdrie and Shotts benefited from the Government's health compensation schemes; and what the average level of compensation paid has been to ex-miners in Airdrie and Shotts.

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

As at the end of October 2003, 685 have received an offer in full and final settlement of their claim for respiratory disease. In relation to Vibration White Finger, 79 have received an offer in full and final settlement. In total we have paid out £5.4 million in interim and full and final settlements to claimants in Airdrie and Shotts.

We estimate the average payment for respiratory disease is £7,700 and for Vibration White Finger it is £7,200.

A breakdown of both regional and constituency headline statistics is available on the Department's website—www.dti.gov.uk/coalhealth.

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