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Miners' Compensation

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims for (a) miners' hearing loss, (b) vibration white finger and (c) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been paid in Bolsover constituency in each of the last seven years. (95184)

The number of payments that have been made for miners hearing loss (NIHL), vibration white finger (VWF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) claims in the Bolsover constituency is shown in the following table:

NIHL

VWF

COPD

2000

326

72

219

2001

807

332

655

2002

409

581

1,043

2003

206

955

1,971

2004

147

934

1,596

2005

171

1,102

2,575

2006

80

934

1,529