Skip to main content

Vaccine-Damaged Children

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of children in each region in England and Wales who suffer from damage to the central nervous system have been awarded the maximum compensation available; and if he will break down the totals by the vaccination or immunisation thought to be responsible for the damage.

I assume that the hon. Member's reference to compensation is in fact to payments under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979, which in all cases are of the amount of £10,000. Awards in such cases are made on grounds of severe disability due to vaccination whether the damage is to the central nervous system or otherwise.