HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c388W
Mr. Cummings

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many ex-miners in the Easington constituency will benefit from the recently announced one-off lump sum payments from the MPS. [31028]

Mr. Wilson

This information is not kept on a constituency basis and can be identified only at a disproportionate cost.

However, we estimate around 12,000 members in the British Coal north-east area will benefit from this one-off lump sum payment, including those living in my hon. Friend's constituency of Easington.