HC Deb 23 March 1993 vol 221 c561W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many awards under the terms of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act where pertussis vaccine was claimed to be the cause have been made for each year since 1988; and how many applications have been refused.

Mr. Scott

The information is not available in the form requested. The table lists all awards and disallowances since 1988.

Year Awards Disallowances
1988 5 38
1989 2 53
1990 40
1991 2 41
1992 116 36
1The increase in awards for 1992 was due to a combination of factors and includes a number of awards for claims made in earlier years, some consequent upon vaccine damage tribunal findings.