Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Payments Bill 2023-24


place a duty on the Secretary of State 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; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of a no-fault compensation scheme to provide such financial assistance, on whether there should be any upper limit on the financial assistance available, on the criteria for eligibility and on whether payment should be made in all cases where there is no other reasonable cause for the death or disablement suffered; to provide for a special time limit under the Limitation Act 1980 for actions in respect of personal injury or death following a Covid-19 vaccination; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Payments Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Christopher Chope.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 11 December 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Christopher Chope), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Presentation Bill can be tabled by any MP after the fifth Wednesday of the Session. There is no limit to the number of Presentation Bills an individual MP may table.

So is this going to become a law?

Presentation Bills are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Friday 23rd February 2024 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 40%

Latest Key documents

Explanatory Note
22/02/2024

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

23rd February 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
22nd February 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 110 EN 2023-24
21st February 2024
Bill
Bill 110 2023-24 (as introduced)
11th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)