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PROGRESS ON PAYING MINERS COMPENSATION IN WALES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 420: tabled on 14 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the progress made in paying out compensation to miners and their widows in Wales which has now topped ú100 million; notes that ú1 million a week is being paid out in Wales; acknowledges that initially the rate of payment has not yet been as rapid as all would desire; recognises the important contribution of the Welsh Monitoring Sub Group set up by the Secretary of State for Wales; notes that the group by bringing together all the stakeholders has succeeded in pushing forward the prioritising of testing for older miners; looks forward to seeing an increase in more full and final offers being made; and congratulates all those who have campaigned for justice for miners and their widows.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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PROGRESS ON PAYING MINERS COMPENSATION IN WALES (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'expresses its deepest concern at the continuing delay in dealing with claims for compensation by former miners and their families following the High Court ruling of 23rd January 1998; deplores the most recent figures from the DTI which indicate that only 4.5 per cent. of the total number of claims have received full and final settlement in Wales compared to a UK average of 7.7 per cent.; urges the Government to reduce the 50 per cent. entitlements it presently claims from the surpluses of the BCSS and the MPS pension schemes, representing a total of ú5 billion since 1994, to allow this money to be reinvested in the aforementioned schemes for the benefit of former miners and their families; and congratulates all those who continue to campaign for justice for miners and their families.'.
Plaid Cymru, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
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EDM 420A1: tabled on 15 November 2001