§ Mr. Beith
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what discussions his officials have had with the Association of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
Officials have had informal discussions with representatives of the Association of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children and others with an interest in provision for vaccine damaged people. The Government are committed to considering the Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme in detail in the light of long standing concerns about the scheme.