asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number of claims he is likely to receive for vaccine damage payments.
It is impossible to say, but 75 claims have been made within the past 12 months and it is not expected that there will be any significant variation in the number of new claims in the future.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to make known the right of parents to make claims for vaccine damage payment.
When the vaccine damage payments scheme was introduced, a notice was sent to, among others, health authorities and local authorities drawing their attention to the scheme. There is also a leaflet—HB3—which gives details of the scheme and is available from the Vaccine Damage Payments Unit, DHSS, North Fylde Central Offices, Norcross, Blackpool FY5 3TA.