§ 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.