§ Ms Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many successful posthumous claims in respect of(a) pneumoconiosis and (b) chronic bronchitis and emphysema were made to medical appeal tribunals in areas with former and present coal-mining communities in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
Posthumous claims can be considered under normal rules for pneumoconiosis and in respect of those who died after 13 September 1993 for chronic bronchitis and emphysema. However, information on the numbers of such cases is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.