British Coal Compensation

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will respond to requests made of the Department for Trade and Industry by the Board of the Legal Complaints Service seeking disclosure of contact details in respect of past claimants in the British Coal vibration white finger litigation, British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal industrial disease litigation; or whether they will instruct the department's claims handlers, Capita, to relay communications from the Law Society to such claimants.

Photo of Lord Truscott Lord Truscott Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Energy), Department of Trade and Industry, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Energy)

The department and the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) are working together to find the best way to publicise the work that the LCS is undertaking on this issue. However, the Data Protection Act prevents the department passing claimants' details to the LCS.

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