Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Why was the Vaccine Damage Payment Act 1979 introduced?
Does this restrict in any way the liability of vaccine manufacturers?
Do vaccine manufacturers pay the government to offset the costs of this scheme?
Only 1 out of 244 applicants were successful https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/3...
What recorded information do you have on the reasons for the failures?
Why is the payment restricted to under 18s?
Why are only some vaccinations covered? https://www.gov.uk/vaccine-damage-paymen...
What information is held on what vaccines may have caused any damage?

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Jones

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Dear Operations FOI Requests,

Thankyou for the detailed reply. It is of course extremely difficult to PROVE a causal link. Could you show how this was done in the one case out of 244.
Are there criteria for proof?
Who judges whether there is proof?

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Dear Operations FOI Requests,

Thank you for that response. Please could you tell me the total payouts for Vaccination Damage Payouts in 2015, 2016, 2017.
Medical adviser you said fully registered medical practitioners with a licence to practise who have received special training in disability assessment medicine and the assessment of disablement in the context of the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit scheme.
Please could you tell me how many medical advisers are used for each case, how many medical advisers are in the pool that you can choose from, and the names of the medical advisers
Please could you tell me how much budget is allocated to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme for paying all the people involved each year and any other expenses involved in deciding and allocating these paymetns for 2016 and 2017

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Barbara Jones

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