HC Deb 20 June 1995 vol 262 cc229-30W
Mr. Etherington

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have(a) claimed and (b) been awarded disablement benefit for vibration white finger PD A11, in consequence of exposure to vibration in the coal-mining industry. [28944]

Mr. Hague

Information is not readily available in the form requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The available information is in the table.

Initial assessment of disability by a medical board for Vibration White Finger (PD A11) in the deep coal mining industry
Total initial assessments Assessments of 14 per cent. or more
1992–93 683 5
1993–94 492 6


B127–100 per cent. count of cases where PD A11 has been diagnosed.