Arthur Scargill and NUM settle expenses dispute

File photo dated 21/02/12 of former leader of the National Union of Mineworkers Arthur Scargill as the NUM has asked the High Court to decide whether it is obliged to meet the cost him staying in his London flat. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 2, 2012. Mr Scargill, 74, who was the NUM's president for 20 years until July 2002, has occupied the Barbican apartment, rented from the Corporation of London, since June 1982. The rent and associated expenses were paid by the union until 2011, except for a period between 1985 and 1991 when Mr Scargill met them out of his own pocket. The NUM's counsel, Nicholas Davidson QC, said that the case was not about whether anyone thought that any particular obligation ought to exist - but whether it did exist. If it did, Mr Scargill was entitled to have the benefit of it. See PA story COURTS Scargill. Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA Wire
File photo dated 21/02/12 of former leader of the National Union of Mineworkers Arthur Scargill as the NUM has asked the High Court to decide whether it is obliged to meet the cost him staying in his London flat. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 2, 2012. Mr Scargill, 74, who was the NUM's president for 20 years until July 2002, has occupied the Barbican apartment, rented from the Corporation of London, since June 1982. The rent and associated expenses were paid by the union until 2011, except for a period between 1985 and 1991 when Mr Scargill met them out of his own pocket. The NUM's counsel, Nicholas Davidson QC, said that the case was not about whether anyone thought that any particular obligation ought to exist - but whether it did exist. If it did, Mr Scargill was entitled to have the benefit of it. See PA story COURTS Scargill. Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA Wire
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FORMER miners’ union president Arthur Scargill has reached an out-of-court settlement with the National Union of Mineworkers over expense claims.

In February, Mr Scargill was awarded £13,000 in damages by a judge at Sheffield County Court after he claimed the union owed him expenses.

The NUM said it would appeal against the decision, which was due to be heard at the Court of Appeal in January.

A statement released on behalf of both parties said: “The action due to be heard in the Court of Appeal in January 2013 has been settled between the parties on terms acceptable to the parties.

“No other statement will be made about this matter by any party to this litigation or by any other person acting on their behalf.”