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Health written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the letter of 24 October 2001 from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns) concerning Mr. Stubbins and pneumococcal vaccination (ref: POH (3)5499/13); when he received (a) a second copy of the correspondence which was faxed to his Department on 17 January and (b) a reminder letter which was sent to his Department on 28 March; and if he will make a statement as to the cause of the delay.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

A reply was sent on 15 May. In my letter to the hon. Member, I apologised for the delay in responding. The delay was affected by clarification that I had asked from officials on the timing of consideration by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

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