§ Lord Tebbit
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What progress has been made towards the settlement of compensation claims by former coal-miners for occupational diseases such as emphysema. [HL10]
§ The Minister for Science, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)
To date we have made over 61,600 individual payments, in interim and full and final settlements, to former miners, and their families, with claims for respiratory and vibration related diseases.