§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will ensure the payment of compensation to those damaged by vaccines. 
§ Mr. Bayley
The existing Vaccine Damage Payment scheme, which has been in place since 1979, provides 195W a one-off payment to people severely disabled by vaccination against certain diseases. The scheme is not intended as compensation but is designed to ease the present and future burdens of those suffering from vaccine damage, and their families.