When colleagues were checking Hansard, they noticed that the written answer provided to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) on 2 June 2010, Official Report, column 20W, did not include all of the data requested on the number of claims for vibration white finger (VWF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Department had included information on the number of settlements made in the Morley and Rothwell constituency, but this same information should have also been provided for the constituencies of Bassetlaw, Leigh, Doncaster North, South Shields and constituencies settled by each firm of solicitors as shown in tables as at 23 May 2010. This was an error on the parliamentary unit's part for which I apologise. Due to the size of all the tables when collated together, I am arranging for this information to be deposited in the Libraries of the House.
The correct answer should have been:
I am depositing in the Libraries of the House tables detailing the settlements made by each firm of solicitors as at 23 May 2010 for claims for vibration white finger (VWF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that have been settled in Bassetlaw, Leigh, Doncaster North, South Shields and Morley and Rothwell constituencies.
The Department is unable to provide data for Morley and Outwood as this is a new constituency and the Department does not have a breakdown of these figures.