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Scottish Parliament written answers — Vaccines: Vaccines (6 Sep 2006)

Andy Kerr: The Scottish Executive does not collect statistics on vaccine damage. The administration of the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme is reserved and as such, is administered on a UK-basis by colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Further information can be provided by contacting DWP - Vaccine Damage Payments Unit at: Vaccine Damage Payments Unit Department for Work and Pensions...

Covid-19 Update (21 Oct 2021)

Christopher Chope: I thank my hon. Friend for seeing me on Monday to discuss my Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Bill. I thank her for telling me that responsibility for vaccine damage is being transferred from the Department for Work and Pensions to her Department with effect from 1 November and that there will be an eightfold increase in the staff dealing with those claims for vaccine damage payments, which shows...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (24 Jul 2002)

Maria Eagle: The information is in the table. Column 2 refers to payments made under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979. Column 3 refers to extra-statutory payments made to past recipients of Vaccine Damage Payments to bring the real value of their original payment up to the current payment level of £100,000. Financial Year Vaccine Damage Payments Vaccine Damage Top up Payments 1995–96 4 ...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Vaccination: Compensation (19 Dec 2011)

Maria Miller: The Vaccine Damage Payments scheme was reviewed in 2000 and resulted in a number of changes to the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 including lowering the disability threshold from 80% to 60% and increasing the time limit for making a claim. There are no plans to introduce any further changes to the Act. The information requested on the number of vaccine damage payments claims and awards made...

Business of the House (14 Feb 1980)

Mr Stanley Thorne: Will the Leader of the House take note of early-day motions 185 and 325? [That this House calls for an urgent review of the vaccine damagepayments scheme, noting that a mere 366 claims have been accepted out of 2,525 applicants; urges that the benefit of any doubt should be given to the claimant rather than the present requirement which states the opposite; and urges the Government to amend...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Vaccine Damage Tribunal: Compensation (9 Jul 2021)

Justin Tomlinson: The Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme (VDPS) provides a one-off tax free payment, currently £120,000, to those people who are severely disabled as a result of vaccination against a specified disease, within the meaning of the Act. It is not compensation. It is a payment to help ease the financial burden for those individuals where, on very rare occasions, vaccination has caused severe...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Public Expenditure (19 Feb 2008)

Dawn Primarolo: In 2006-07 488,629 doses of vaccine in total were written off. There were 488,457 doses of vaccine written off due to date expiring. They were: 243,000 doses of the Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine; 123,954 doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; 71,568 doses of combined diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine; 49,799 doses of Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)...

Business of the House (24 Jan 1980)

Mr Jack Ashley: Will the Leader of the House look at two early-day motions concerning vaccine-damaged children? One motion deals with the present inadequate payment scheme, which is full of anomalies. [That this House calls for an urgent review of the vaccine damage payments scheme, noting that a mere 366 claims have been accepted out of 2,525 applicants; urges that the benefit of any doubt should be given...

Written Answers — Defence: Vaccine Damage (4 Apr 2005)

Mr Ivor Caplin: The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for administering vaccine damage payments under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979. The Ministry of Defence has no record of making common-law compensation payments to children suffering from vaccine damage.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Damages: Vaccination (25 Jun 2007)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what value of vaccine damage payments was paid out in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many individuals have received vaccine damage payments in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; (3) how many applicants there were for vaccine damage payments in each of the last 10 years.

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill: Vaccine Damage Payments: Decisions Superseding Earlier Decisions (13 May 1998)

Mr Keith Bradley: These technical amendments relate to the vaccine damage payments scheme. I hope that hon. Members will allow me to present them as a set rather than individually. Amendment No. 59 is a minor amendment to clause 45. Clause 45 inserts a new section 3A into the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979. In effect, it replaces section 5, which deals with reconsideration of the Secretary of State's...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Damages: Vaccination (25 Jun 2007)

Anne McGuire: The administration of vaccine damage payments is a matter for the chief executive of the Disability and Carers Service, Mr. Terry Moran. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested. Letter from Terry Moran, dated 25 June 2007: You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of administering vaccine damage payments was to (a) his Department and (b)...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Coronavirus: Vaccination (12 Jul 2021)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department for Work and Pensions currently has four members of staff who are responsible for the administration of the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS). This team supports the administration of Child, Adult and COVID 19 Vaccine Damage applications. Regarding the number of applications that are decided each week. All customers who submit a Vaccine Damage Claim are having their claim...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Human Papillomavirus (24 Apr 2013)

Esther McVey: As Minister responsible for this policy, I will be answering on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health. To clarify, vaccine damage payments are paid by the Department for Work and Pensions to ease the present and future burdens of those suffering from vaccine damage and their families; the payment is not compensation. The Department does not hold information on which specific vaccines...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Vaccine Damage (7 Apr 2005)

Maria Eagle: £10,000 was originally paid to each of the 75 victims of vaccine damage under the extra statutory scheme that preceded the 1979 Vaccine Damage Payment Act. In June 2000 it was decided that top-up payments would be made to past recipients of vaccine damage payments to bring the value of their payment up to the equivalent of what it would have been if they had originally received £100,000 ie...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Vaccination: Compensation (1 Feb 2010)

Jonathan R Shaw: The Department does not hold information on claims made for each vaccine for a vaccine damage payment, or which specific vaccines are linked to a successful vaccine damage payment claim. Claimants are asked to specify on the claim form all the vaccinations the disabled person received. However, as many vaccinations can be given in close proximity to each other it is not always possible to...

Written Answers — Health: Vaccine Damage Payments (10 Jul 2006)

Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vaccine damage payments were made in respect of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in each of the last five years; and what proportion this represents of (a) all vaccine damage payments and (b) all doses of measles, mumps and rubella.

Written Answers — Social Services: Vaccine Damage Payments (22 Oct 1981)

Mrs. Chalker: We know of 16 cases where a person who was awarded damages under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act has had his supplementary benefit withdrawn since November 1980 because his capital resources, including the vaccine damage payment held on trust for him, exceeded £2,000. In one case benefit was subsequently reinstated; in all the cases benefit would have ceased if the previous...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Vaccine Reactions (20 Jul 2005)

Anne McGuire: The Vaccine Damage Payment scheme provides for a tax-free lump sum payment to those who are severely disabled as a result of vaccinations against certain diseases specified in the Vaccine Damage Payment Act. Influenza and Hepatitis B are not included in the Act. The Department does not hold information about the specific vaccines linked to a successful Vaccine Damage Payment claim. Claimants...

Regulatory Reform Bill [H.L.] (23 Jan 2001)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: It would work because the statute imposes upon a Minister a duty to carry out, for example, (a), (b), (c) and (d) before something can occur, say, in relation to delivering compensation for vaccine-damaged children. The people whom that burden affects include the vaccine-damaged children. Although one is concerned about the burden on the Minister, one could not rely on that as the basis for...


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