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Pneumoconiosis (Compensation Payments)

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General 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 this Act came into force; and what is the total compensation paid over the period and the average compensation corresponding to these figures.

The information requested is as follows:

Approved applicationsTotal paid £Average payment £
1 November 1984 to 31 October 198567427,9566,387
4 July 1979 to 31 October 19854,52726,359,1365,823
I would also like to take this opportunity to correct the figures I gave in my reply to the question on 10 July 1985 at column

465. The figures for the period 4 July 1979 to 30 June 1985 should have read:

Approved applications

Total paid £

Average payment £

and not4,48826,088,3885,813