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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many claims to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease scheme have been (a) made and (b) settled from individuals in (i) England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales since the scheme's inception.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The total number of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) claims received by the Department by the deadline to register a claim in March 2004 was 591,758, of which 591,677 have been settled by payment, denial or withdrawal as at December 2010. A breakdown of this by England, Scotland and Wales is shown in the following table:

Total claims received Claims settled
COPD claims England 476,985 476,919
COPD claims Scotland 29,405 29,401
COPD claims Wales 80,086 80,072
Total COPD claims received 591,758 591,677

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