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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2013.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Labour, Bolton South East 11:30 am, 16th July 2013

In the 1960s and 1970s, the drug primodos was given to pregnant women, resulting in serious birth defects in thousands of babies, who are now adults in their 40s. The then Committee on the Safety of Medicines failed to act in time, the scientist at Schering, the drug manufacturing company, accepted subsequently that he had made up his research, and the solicitor Peter Todd has described the events as the biggest medical and legal cover-up of the 20th century. Will the Secretary of State meet me and the victims of primodos so that we can present our evidence on what has happened?