HC Deb 25 February 2003 vol 400 cc490-1W
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. [96264]

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.

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.

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