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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 4th May 1995.

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Photo of Mr Eddie Loyden Mr Eddie Loyden , Liverpool, Garston 3:32 pm, 4th May 1995

May I underline the importance of the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) about thalidomide victims? The Leader of the House may not be aware, but an undertaking was given by a junior Minister in another place that continuing consideration would be given to thalidomide victims through interdepartmental meetings, which is a prerequisite for finally achieving some justice for them. Will he ensure that an early debate takes place, or a statement is made, on this issue? We feel that there is a clear Government responsibility for the thalidomide victims.