§ 11. Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent information the Welsh subgroup of the coal health claims monitoring group has received on payments made to retired miners or their families under the respiratory disease and vibration white finger compensation schemes. 
§ Mr. Touhig
The latest available figures for Wales indicate that at the end of August under the respiratory disease scheme we had settled over 21,000 claims and paid £258.5 million and under the VWF scheme we had settled nearly 10,500 claims and paid £96.4 million.