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Industrial Injuries

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) vibration white finger claims have been submitted from Tamworth constituency, broken down by district electoral ward. (71226)

Although I cannot provide statistics by electoral ward, I have broken down the claims submitted from Tamworth constituents by postcode1. The figures are as follows:

1 The postcodes listed include areas beyond the Tamworth constituency boundary.

Postcode

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Vibration white finger

B77

1,022

289

B78

1,155

396

B79

571

141

WS14

33

5

Total

2,781

831

The figures for Tamworth constituency are 1,700 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claims and 437 vibration white finger claims submitted.