HL Deb 20 December 1982 vol 437 c915WA
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1,420 applications have been referred to the independent medical tribunals. 91 applications have been withdrawn at the request of the applicant and 99 are awaiting a hearing, most of them at the request of the applicant.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