HC Deb 25 March 1988 vol 130 c244W
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.