HC Deb 06 July 1979 vol 969 c767W
Mr. Wickenden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress is being made by his Department in reviewing the claims made on behalf of children damaged by pertussis vaccine.

Mr. Prentice

I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind the arrangements for the review of claims under the vaccine damage payments scheme which have initially been disallowed. In respect of triple or pertussis vaccine claims, nearly 400 requests for review have been received, and the independent medical tribunals will be considering the first cases in the near future.