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Industrial Diseases: Compensation

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what date Ministers were informed of a separate claims handling agreement between the then Department of Trade and Industry and Vendside in relation to vibration white finger. (156925)

[holding answer 11 October 2007]: The then Minister responsible was briefed on the development of the CHA between the former Department of Trade and Industry and Vendside with respect to vibration white finger in December 1998 and prior to the agreement being signed off.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what date Ministers were informed of a separate claims handling agreement between the then Department of Trade and Industry and the Union of Democratic Mineworkers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (156926)

[holding answer 11 October 2007]: The then Minister responsible was briefed on the development of a claims handling agreement between the former Department of Trade and Industry and the Union of Democratic Mineworkers with respect to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in November 1999 and prior to the agreement being signed off.