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Industrial Injuries: Compensation

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on medical testing of miners under the coal health compensation scheme since the introduction of the scheme; and how much has been paid to each provider of such tests in that period. (252776)

The total medical costs for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is £404.64 million; and for Vibration White Finger is £34.95 million as at December 2008. In the time available we are unable to breakdown these figures by provider.