Update from Sir Christopher Chope OBE MP:
I am delighted to inform you that the website of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Covid-19 Vaccine Damage is now live, and available here: Homepage | Covid-19 Vaccine Damage (inparliament.uk)
On the website, you will find details of the APPG’s latest news and events and details of previous meetings. We will post periodic updates on the website and details of forthcoming events.
Please do share the link with those who may be interested in these important issues.
In other updates:
Today (18 January 2023), Sir Jeremy Wright KC MP and I met with Steve Barclay, the Secretary of State for Health, to discuss the plight of victims of Covid-19 vaccine damage and their families. The Secretary of State listened to the concerns we expressed, particularly over the maximum payment of £120,000 under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, the 60% disablement threshold under that scheme and the lack of NHS facilities for diagnosis and treatment for victims of Covid-19 vaccine harm. He promised to come back to us, including with his comments on my three Private Members’ Bills, below.
Reflecting the increasing mainstream acceptance of these issues, Parliament recently held an E-petition Debate entitled “Covid-19 Vaccines: Safety”, which attracted support from my Parliamentary colleagues. Whilst the Minister’s response to the valid concerns raised was not as helpful as might have been hoped, the debate indicates a growing appetite to scrutinise the issue. Here is the full text, which includes my contributions.
Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Payments Bill seeks to make provision about financial assistance to persons who have suffered disablement following vaccination against Covid-19 and to the next of kin of persons who have died shortly after vaccination against Covid-19. It also seeks to address the problems with the current Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, particularly with regards the amount of compensation available and the causation threshold;
Covid-19 Vaccine Diagnosis and Treatment Bill seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of persons who have suffered or continue to suffer ill effects from Covid-19 vaccines; and
Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Bill seeks to establish an independent review of disablement caused by Covid-19 vaccinations and the adequacy of the compensation offered to persons so disabled.
I continue to raise Parliamentary Questions on key points, including: the current status of the authorisations of the various Covid-19 vaccines, the reasons for delays to, and rejections of, claims to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, whether VDPS payments will be carved out for the purposes of Universal Credit entitlements, the reasons for excess death figures, and data regarding certain illnesses which have been suggested to be linked to Covid-19 vaccinations.
Many concerned members of the public who are taking an active interest in this issue are not my constituents. If you are in this category, please ensure that you put pressure on your own MP to become involved.
I much appreciate your continuing encouragement and support.
Sir Christopher Chope OBE MP
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