HC Deb 24 October 1979 vol 972 cc214-5W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 have been received; how many approved for payment; how many rejected and appealed against; and whether any appeals have been successful, at the latest convenient date.

Sir George Young

The information is as follows:

VACCINE DAMAGE PAYMENTS ACT 1979 (Position at 19 October 1979)
1. Claims received 2,525
2. Claims initially determined—of which 2,366
(a) payment due 297
(b) payment not due because the Secretary of State is not satisfied that—
(i) the statutory conditions in section 2 are fulfilled 67
(ii) the disabled person was severely disabled as a result of vaccination 2,002

1,089 claimants unsuccessful for the reason stated at 2(b)(ii) have asked for their cases to be reviewed, and to date tribunals have determined six applications in the claimants' favour.