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Vaccine Damage

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many appeals have been made against adverse decisions for compensation for vaccine damage; and how many of these have so far been heard.

A total of 1,158 applications have so far been made for review by tribunals under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act. 68 of these have been heard. In 13 cases awards have been made; in 45, negative decisions have been given and in the remaining 10 a conclusion has not yet been reached.