24th June 2015 : Prime Ministers Questions

Due to further damning evidence that  Infact has uncovered and now presented to Parliament, our leading MP  Teresa Pearce was successful in tabling a question to the Prime Minister during Prime Ministers questions, which resulted in Infact securing a personal meeting with Health Minister Jeremy Hunt .  As soon as we have further news we will update everyone

We would like to thank Teresa for her continued support

Below is the transcript

Q5. [900514] Teresa Pearce (Erith and Thamesmead) (Lab): Historically, 500 babies per year are damaged in the womb by sodium valproate, a drug prescribed for epilepsy. Although GPs are now more aware of the risks, the national archives show that the risks were well known by drug companies and Government as far back as 1973, yet mothers were kept in the dark. Will the Prime Minister urge his Health Secretary to meet me and a delegation of mothers who are affected by this issue to discuss their case?

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The Prime Minister: I thank the hon. Lady for raising this case. I am not aware of the specific drug she mentions, but I will look at it very closely. As someone who had a son with very severe epilepsy and knows how little we really know about many of these drugs, I will certainly fix the meeting between her and the Health Secretary so that they can make progress on this issue.

 

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