§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many awards have been granted as a result of the whooping cough vaccine either alone or incorporated with other vaccines, in each year from 1979 to 1987; and in each case in which year the child was immunised originally and whether brain damage was part of the award.
§ Mrs. Currie
I regret that the requested information is not available. The information which is available is set out in the table.
Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme Number of awards made in the United Kingdom 1979–87 where
pertussis vaccine containing a pertussis element was the claimed cause of severe physical or mental disablement
Year Number of awards 11979–80 460 1981 62 1982 30 1983 31 1984 24 1985 25 1986 14 1987 8 1 This figure cannot be apportioned between 1979 and 1980 calendar years.