Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:28 pm on 27th October 2016.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 3:28 pm, 27th October 2016

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the problem was that there was no medical advice? Often, a sergeant major would just walk down the ranks, saying, “Take these.” There was no assessment—nothing. It was just, “This is what we have in the stores. You take it.” There were no warnings about the side effects or about reporting them. That was, and remains, the failure.