§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims for compensation under the Vaccine Damage Act 1979 have been received from Northern Ireland; and how many have been disallowed.
§ Dr. Vaughan
Ninety-two claims for payments under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 have been received from people living in Northern Ireland and 60 have been disallowed initially. But it is of course open to those concerned to apply for a review of the initial disallowance by an independent tribunal; so far 19 such applications have been received.