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Compensation Claims

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions his Department has met a hearing loss claims including the full payment of medical examinations conducted by Melex Ltd. (81041)

[holding answer 29 June 2006]: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on 24 April 2006, Official Report, column 827W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to how many hearing loss claimants in Bassetlaw his Department has written since Easter to confirm payment of their claim to their solicitor; and on what date in each case. (81042)

[holding answer 29 June 2006]: The Department wrote to 73 claimants on 22 May confirming that compensation had been paid to the claimant's solicitor but that a dispute existed over the level of the solicitor's costs.