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2007 No. 1931

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The Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2007

Made

5th July 2007

Coming into force

12th July 2007

A draft of the following Order was laid before Parliament in accordance with section 1(4A) of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979(1) and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with the consent of the Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 1(1A) of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979, makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.   This Order may be cited as the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2007 and shall come into force on 12th July 2007.

Statutory sum for the purposes of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979

2.   For the purposes of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 the statutory sum is £120,000.

Revocation

3.   The Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2000(2) is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Anne C McGuire

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

4th July 2007

We consent,

Claire Ward

Alan Campbell

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

5th July 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order increases from £100,000 to £120,000 the sum which is payable under section 1(1) of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 when the Secretary of State is satisfied that a person in respect of whom a claim for payment is made on or after the date on which this Order comes into force is, or was immediately before his death, severely disabled as a result of a vaccination against any disease to which that Act applies. Article 3 contains a revocation consequent upon the coming into force of this Order.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the costs of business, charities or the voluntary sector.

( 1 )

1979 c. 17; section 1 was amended by section 23 of the Social Security Act 1985 (c. 53). Back [1]

( 2 )

S.I. 2000/1983. Back [2]

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