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Export Credits Guarantee Department

Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in agreeing the future financial governance of the Export Credits Guarantee Department. [172733]


 
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Mr. Mike O'Brien: ECGD's governance arrangements have recently been strengthened with the creation of the new position of Chair of its Management Board, to work alongside the Chief Executive. Both these positions have recently been filled by appointees from the private sector, who will bring valuable commercial experience to ECGD. Further changes to financial governance will be put in place with the establishment of a Trading Fund; Ministers are presently considering the arrangements for this and an announcement will be made in due course.

Invest-UK

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the resource budget of Invest-UK was in each year between 1999 and 2002. [171593]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: The resource budgets of Invest UK (and its forerunner the Invest In Britain Bureau) for financial years 1999–2000 to 2001–02 were as follows:

1999–2000

2000–01

2001 1–02

Miners' Compensation Scheme

Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average number of coal health compensation claims settled each month was in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales since the scheme began; how many claims are awaiting settlement; and what the timetable is for settling outstanding claims. [170873]

Nigel Griffiths: As of 6 May 2004 the figures for Respiratory Disease are as follows:
Month
settled
EnglandScotlandWalesTotal
1996January235
1996February1011425
1996April11
1996May112
1996June33
1997September22
1997October11
1997December224
1998January112
1998February2125
1998March121215
1998April10212
1998May181120
1998June21223
1998July36440
1998August10111
1998September53742
1998October141116
1998November1212
1998December12214
1999January101314
1999February213
1999March28331
1999April16723
1999May2221842
1999June20424
1999July461359
1999August411152
1999September91593189
1999October1202176217
1999November1577863298
1999December1203638194
2000January3445063457
2000February34513110468
2000March34613104463
2000April2522354329
2000May1614848257
2000June2745047371
2000July2531161325
2000August2171730264
2000September1901431235
2000October140219161
2000November3521956427
2000December7946100900
2001January83016109955
2001February779234791,092
2001March1,199164801,443
2001April6234158722
2001May6194688753
2001June4413190562
2001July808471451,000
2001August71753125895
2001September936411071,084
2001October1,091791281,298
2001November826863841,296
2001December64558208911
2002January1,009703031,382
2002February1,179744521,705
2002March1,148665291,743
2002April1,272805201,872
2002May1,447857112,243
2002June1,033909812,104
2002July1,8361386952,669
2002August1,386926532,131
2002September2,3021431,3033,748
2002October3,0662771,8365,179
2002November3,4973831,3655,245
2002December2,1673401,2113,718
2003January3,7682771,2295,274
2003February3,4722361,1724,880
2003March3,5942731,0004,867
2003April3,0912839104,284
2003May2,9433027413,986
2003June3,1593661,0074,532
2003July3,5802568184,654
2003August3,1641919924,347
2003September3,5713478884,806
2003October4,2544029065,562
2003November3,0253669204,311
2003December3,0062836703,959
2004January3,8012386934,732
2004February3,5253425854,452
2004March4,6623977855,844
2004April4,0744487015,223
Total Settlements92,0598,15927,303127,521
Total Receipts426,47041,13390,480558,083
Total Outstanding334,41132,97463,177430,562




Notes:
1. Total settlements include claims settled by denial/withdrawal.
2. Claim receipts are those claims that are fully registered. These figures exclude claims registered partially on the website (yet to be fully registered within ICMS due to a submission error during input) and claims held within the holding policy (pool of claims accepted with minimum data, awaiting further information to permit cross referencing and duplicate checks prior to full registration).




 
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With regard to the timetable for settling outstanding claims, I refer my hon. Friend to House of Lords, Official Report, of 21 April 2004, column WA49.

As of 6 May 2004 the figures for Vibration White Finger are as follows:
Month
settled
EnglandScotlandWalesTotal
1996January13921142
1996February224
1996April11
1996May33
1996June325
1996July22
1996August11
1996November11
1997February11
1997April151429
1997May2893269
1997June893523147
1997July555649160
1997August545527136
1997September934172206
1997October33201366
1997November31133276
1997December23381172
1998January44182890
1998February5075107232
1998March872950166
1998April581840116
1998May911821130
1998June754532152
1998July1026841211
1998August47212391
1998September38401997
1998October100308138
1998November1642736227
1998December1791812209
1999January6761790
1999February383344
1999March93126120
1999April180715202
1999May2362215273
1999June1853224241
1999July21216211439
1999August2881276376
1999September3131660389
1999October36014130504
1999November41219196627
1999December38213173568
2000January2864995430
2000February2802236338
2000March4053290527
2000April2453061336
2000May32853132513
2000June43184153668
2000July316104113533
2000August3503276458
2000September2454370358
2000October37459122555
2000November3592268449
2000December2171548280
2001January29622678600
2001February4146198573
2001March58438116738
2001April45515399707
2001May58380104767
2001June5253794656
2001July740682111,019
2001August77143179993
2001September74551133929
2001October1,9941094132,516
2001November49245136673
2001December39532100527
2002January1,1131342701,517
2002February1,467591751,701
2002March2,391562922,739
2002April3,9441194674,530
2002May1,9871134462,546
2002June1,057541811,292
2002July1,157481491,354
2002August910341351,079
2002September68336154873
2002October1,343851821,610
2002November1,1021292561,487
2002December1,393452941,732
2003January1,954544522,460
2003February1,610583191,987
2003March2,3901125043,006
2003April1,7671152442,126
2003May3,0741432843,501
2003June2,9301152253,270
2003July2,868743603,302
2003August2,077821822,341
2003September2,1111462012,458
2003October2,921801663,167
2003November2,4961222992,917
2003December2,344841142,542
2004January2,444751812,700
2004February1,410641301,604
2004March1,606792951,980
2004April1,6961061831,985
Total Settlements70,4504,74811,60486,802
Total Receipts137,15811,48020,936169,574
Total Outstanding66,7086,7329,33282,772

 
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Most general damage claims for VWF should be settled in 2005 with most claims for Services settled in 2007.


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