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 applications||Total paid £||Average payment £|
|1 November 1984 to 31 October 1985||67||427,956||6,387|
|4 July 1979 to 31 October 1985||4,527||26,359,136||5,823|
465. The figures for the period 4 July 1979 to 30 June 1985 should have read:
Total paid £
Average payment £