To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) what progress the Government have made on their determination on whether to extend the health grant to thalidomide survivors into a long-term grant;
(2) what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with representatives of the Thalidomide Trust on the potential extension of the health grant made to thalidomide survivors.
I met with Alec Shelbrooke, chair of the all party parliamentary group, along with members of the Thalidomide Trust and the National Advisory Council, on
An announcement on future funding for thalidomide survivors will be made shortly.