HC Deb 15 May 1995 vol 260 c71W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many applications have been made under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979; and how many of the cases have(a) have been successful or (b) still under review since 31 May 1991. [21419]

Mr. Hague

The administration of the vaccine damage payment scheme is a matter for Mr. Ian Magee, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Ian Magee to Mr. Barry Field, dated 15 May 1995: The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about claims made under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme since 31 May 1991. Since that date a total of 216 claims have been received, 13 of which have been successful. There are a further 21 cases under consideration and awaiting a decision on entitlement. In addition, since 31 May 1991 there have been 19 awards made relating to applications made prior to that date. 32 cases are awaiting a review by the independent Vaccine Damage Tribunal and there are 10 requests for a review which are currently being processed for submission to the Tribunal. I hope you find this reply helpful.

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