HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c70W
Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many medical assessment procedures in respect of miners" compensation claims for chest disease were completed(a) in 1999, (b) January to June, (c) July, (d) August, (e) September and (f) October. [137072]

Mrs. Liddell

Since the beginning of 1999, Healthcall, the company contracted to carry out both the first stage medical assessments (spirometry) and the full Medical Assessment Process (MAP), have completed a total of 59,277 spirometry tests, and 6,059 MAP assessments broken down as follows:

Spirometry MAP
1999 37,169 2
January to June 17,887 1,163
July 1,878 714
August 2,154 942
September 1,440 1,408
October 1,324 1,830

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