§ Mr. Ian Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many awards have been made under the Vaccine Damage Payment Act 1979 in respect of children who have died following vaccination. 
§ Mr. Bayley
The existing Vaccine Damage Payment scheme, which has been in place since 1979, provides a one-off payment to people severely disabled by vaccination against certain diseases. In three cases the vaccinated person had died by the time the payment was made, two children and one adult.