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Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many cases have been approved for compensation payments during the past 12 months under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979; what has been the average payment made in these cases; what is the total number of cases for which payment has been made since the enactment of this legislation; and what is the total compensation paid over this period and the average compensation corresponding to these figures.

The information requested is as follows:

Approved applicationsTotal paid £Average pay ment £
1 July 1984 to 30 June 198546269,5195,859
4 July 1979 to 30 June 19854,48827,037,5246,024