§ Adam Price
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for pneumoconiosis benefit have been received in Wales in the last two years; and how many are outstanding. 
§ Mr Nicholas Brown
The latest available information is in the table.
Estimated number of claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit from pneumoconiosis sufferers in Wales 2000–01 900 2001–01 1,100
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred and may be subject to a degree of sampling variation.491W
2. Information is not currently available on the number of claims outstanding.
10 per cent. sample of annual statistical returns from Disablement Benefit offices taken in March 2001 and March 2002.