MMR Vaccinations and Autism
Miss Melanie Johnson (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health; Welwyn Hatfield, Labour)
It is conceivable, although perhaps not likely—it is not for me to comment on the likelihood either way—that the case has not been brought to a final conclusion. The LSC has refused to grant further financial support for the litigants' case and it appears that it will not continue. However, notwithstanding the privileges that the House enjoys, it would not be appropriate for us to comment on something on which theoretically, if not practically, legal proceedings were still pending.
I take the hon. Gentleman's point about the ethics committees. I am sure that the Royal Free has listened carefully to what he said.
Question put and agreed to.
Adjourned accordingly at twenty-eight minutes past Ten o'clock.