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Compensation Payments

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much in compensation payments was paid by her Department in 2005-06; and what the reason for the payment was in each case. (108209)

Compensation payments totalling some £941,061.32 were paid by the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) in 2005-06. The vast majority of this amount (£935,041.66) was in respect of 47 personal injury claims, mainly relating to former Property Services Agency (PSA) staff who have contracted an asbestos related disease as a result of occupational exposure; and £5,889.68 was to cover four claims for repair costs following damage to hire vehicles.