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Industrial Diseases: Compensation

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Government has spent on legal fees relating to claims made by miners with osteoarthritis of the knee caused by their work in mines in each of the last five years. (248518)

The Department’s legal fees in respect of claims made by miners for osteoarthritis of the knee are shown in the following table.

Cost (£)

2004

157,866

2005

388,735

2006

1,111,367

2007

1,009,225

20081

1,407,676

Total

4,074,871

1 Figures are up to November 2008.