§ Mr. Ian Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children in Scotland to date have received compensation under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979. 
§ Mr. Bayley
I have been asked to reply.
Sixty children who were vaccinated in Scotland have received payment under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979. Information on the number of children currently living in Scotland who have received payments under the Act is not available.
The payments are neither compensation nor an interim payment. They are designed to ease the present and future burdens of those suffering from vaccine damage and their families.