HC Deb 16 November 1976 vol 919 c486W
45. Mr. Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what extent the following social security offices are below their authorised staff complement: 6 Camberwell New Road, SE5, 246 Stockwell Road, SW9 and 130 Clapham Park Road, SW4.

Mr. Deakins

The authorised staff complements and the staff in post numbers for the offices in question at 5th November 1976 were as follows:

adverse effects of short duration. Payments may be made to surviving dependants for loss of support.

In the Federal Republic of Germany, a scheme financed jointly by government and private sources provides pensions for permanent disability. There are also payments for surviving parents in certain circumstances and provisions for medical treatment.

In both countries it is sufficient to show a probable casual relationship between the disability and vaccination.

In France, compensation paid by the State may include, in addition to the refund of medical expenses, awards of lump sums and pensions to the individual and, where appropriate, to his dependants. But payment is made only where compulsory vaccination has been carried out in officially prescribed circumstances and it is established that vaccination is the cause of disability.

I have no information as to any other provisions or compensation in EEC countries additional to what is provided generally for handicapped children or which might be obtained by recourse to the courts.