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

As at 31 October 2010, these costs amounted to £715 million since April 1999 in relation to the administration of the COPD and VWF compensation schemes and other coal health related claims.

These costs include the Department's claims handling, legal, records management, audit activity and associated administrative costs.

Administrative costs cannot be broken down by individual compensation scheme.

A yearly breakdown of expenditure is as follows:

£ million
April 1999 to March 2003 (1)139.8
2003-04 84.4
2004-05 103.3
2005-06 101.5
2006-07 84.2
2007-08 81.1
2008-09 61.1
2009-10 47.8
2010-11 (up to 31 October 2010) 12.1
(1) Please note that information for this period cannot be broken down by year.

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