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Industrial Diseases: Compensation

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many former mine workers in (a) Don Valley, (b) Doncaster and (c) South Yorkshire have received payments under the coal miners compensation scheme; and how much has been paid out to former miners in each of those areas. (298635)

The number of former miners in Don Valley, Doncaster and South Yorkshire who have received payments under Coal Health Compensation schemes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and vibration white finger (VWF) and the amount paid in each of those areas as at 1 November 2009 is shown in the following table:

Number of claimsDamages paid (£)

Area

COPD

VWF

Other

COPD

VWF

Other

Don Valley

8,108

3,480

1,452

34,481,194

39,966,822

1,520,558

Doncaster

34,859

14,808

6,035

149,029,789

174,925,222

6,236,790

South Yorkshire

54,702

22,076

9,288

223,537,909

248,068,576

9,809,180

Total claims and damages paid (less Compensation Recovery Unit) to miners in the Don Valley, Doncaster and South Yorkshire constituencies as defined as follows:

Don Valley

(Don Valley)

Doncaster

(Don Valley, Doncaster Central, Doncaster North)

South Yorkshire

(Don Valley, Doncaster Central, Doncaster North, Barnsley East and Mexborough, Wentworth, Rotherham, Rother Valley, Sheffield Hillsborough, Sheffield Heeley, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield Brightside, Sheffield Attercliffe, Sheffield Central).