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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 24th June 2015.

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Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead 11:30 am, 24th June 2015

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?