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Miners' Compensation

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims have been made for (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) vibration white finger in the name of John Mann of Nottinghamshire; by which solicitor the claims were made; and in which parliamentary constituency Mr. Mann resides or resided. (97472)

There have been no claims made for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or vibration white finger (VWF) in the name of John Mann of Nottinghamshire.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which solicitors submitted more than 100 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claims on 31 March 2004; how many claims were submitted on this date by each solicitor; how many of these solicitors are based in Bassetlaw; and how many of these claims (a) in total and (b) from solicitors in Bassetlaw related to deceased miners. (97476)

The number of claimants' representatives who submitted more than 100 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) claims on 31 March 2004 is shown as follows:

Practice name

Number of claims submitted

Number of deceased claims

Raleys Solicitors

3,258

1,984

Delta Legal

1,999

1,307

Avalon Solicitors

1,433

642

Thompsons Solicitors

918

520

Browell Smith & Co

458

259

Hugh James

281

161

Beresfords Solicitors

271

197

Union of Democratic Mineworkers

242

3

1 Legal Solicitors

208

134

Meloy Whittle Robinson

205

89

Recompense Ltd.

205

137

Cordner Lewis Solicitors

195

134

BRM Solicitors

195

164

Bailey Bravo Jobling

183

139

Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers

179

89

Corries Solicitors

149

86

Ingrams Solicitors

142

86

Birchall Blackburn

124

86

The Legal Warehouse

114

62

Total claims

10,759

6,279

None of these firms are based in Bassetlaw.