Thalidomide

Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Tony Cunningham Tony Cunningham Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish any historical correspondence between the Chief Medical Officer and Government Health Ministers on the issue of thalidomide.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

To obtain this information would incur disproportionate cost. The Department no longer holds this information centrally. It has been passed to the National Archive for storage. Their online catalogue can be accessed at:

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue

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