HC Deb 27 January 1992 vol 202 c427W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many miners received redundancy payments under the restructuring fund in 1990–91; how many received redundancy payments of between £0 and £10,000, £10,000 and £15,000, £15,000 and £20,000, £20,000 and £25,000, £25,000 and £30,000, £30,000 and £35,000 and in excess of £35,000; and what are the equivalent figures for the first three quarters of 1991–92.

Mr. Wakeham

Detailed information concerning mineworkers accepting redundancy is a matter for the British Coal Corporation. In 1990–91 total restructuring grant paid by my Department to the corporation was £225.9 million. This included payments in respect of redundancies. The equivalent figure for the first three quarters of 1991–92 was £183.6 million.