§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many applications for financial compensation under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 were refused on the grounds that the person concerned was under 80 per cent. disabled.
§ Mr. John Patten
Up to 4 January 1985, the latest date for which figures are available, disablement was less than 80 per cent. in the following unsuccessful applications for a vaccine damage payment: 14 where the cause of such disablement was accepted as resulting from vaccination; 226 where the cause of such disablement was not accepted as resulting from vaccination; and 315 where the disablement was so substantially less than 80 per cent. that the cause was not investigated.