Medicine and Medical Device Safety

Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at on 1 September 2020.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (International Development)

What steps he is taking to implement the recommendations in the July 2020 Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report.

Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (International Development)

The Minister is aware that the Cumberlege review has clearly set out Government failure, with Primodos not being withdrawn and thousands of babies being born with severe deformities. Does she think it is acceptable to cite legal action, which has no bearing on the report’s findings, to continue to delay justice for the families? Will she meet me and the all-party parliamentary group to discuss a road map to implement the recommendations for all the three causes without further delay?

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We welcomed the Cumberlege report and we are looking into the recommendations made, but the hon. Lady knows that, as a result of live litigation, I am not able to comment further.