§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table indicating (a) the total number of applications for compensation under the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979, together with the number that have been successful, since this Act came into force, (b) the total number of successful applicants whose applications were based on industrial diseases arising from the slate quarrying industry and (c) the value of payments made in (a) and (b), respectively.
§ Mr. Gummer
The figures as at 30 November 1983 are as follows:
Number £ (a) Application received 5,725 Successful applications 4,389 (b) Successful applications arising from work in the slate quarrying industry 825 (c) Total amount of payments authorised 25,541,404 Total amount of payments in respect of applications at (b) above 2,957,165