HC Deb 24 June 2003 vol 407 c681W
Huw Irranca-Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the work of the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. [113539]

Mr. Timms

I recognise the positive work the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation does in coalfield areas. I intend to make an announcement on funding for the organisation shortly.

Constituency COPD Claims Received COPD Interims Paid1 COPD Claims Settled COPD Claims Not Settled2 VWF Claims Received VWF Interim Paid1 VWF Claims Settled VWF Claims Not Settled2
Leigh 2,124 530 28 72 707 285 46 54
Makerfield 1,621 398 23 77 636 326 41 59
Wigan 1,329 339 23 77 364 162 40 60
1 Figures are for total interims paid. Claimants can receive more than one interim payment.
2 Some claimants will have received interim payments.


Constituency figures can be found on the Department's website: www.dti.gov.uk/coalhealth. The information is compiled in the middle of the month and shows the figures for the end of the previous month.