§ Lord Allen of Abbeydale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will state the number of applications referred to medical tribunals under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979, showing for each tribunal, how many were allowed and how many disallowed.
§ Lord Trefgarne
1,420 applications have been referred to the independent medical tribunals. 91 applications have been withdrawn at the request of the applicant and 99 are awaiting a hearing, most of them at the request of the applicant. Information about the cases heard by tribunals up to 12th November is as follows:
Vaccine Damage Tribunal Number of Claims Allowed Reviewed Disallowed Belfast 9 40 Cardiff 39 117 Edinburgh 23 97 Leeds 31 90 London 124 315 Manchester 55 115 Nottingham 69 106 Totals 350 880