Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Portsmouth NHS Trust informed his Department of the death of Mr Ricky Peter Hayes as a result of the use of fluorouracil; and if he will make a statement.
Simon Burns (The Minister of State, Department of Health; Chelmsford, Conservative)
We can confirm that the Department was not notified of the death of Mr Hayes. We are advised that Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust reported this case to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.