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Helenor Bye

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales why he will not set up an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of Helenor Bye in respect of the medical treatment she received.

On the basis of the information at present available to him and having regard to the other avenues of investigation that are available I do not believe my right hon. Friend would be justified in instituting a statutory inquiry under section 84 of the National Health Services Act 1977.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps the area health authority is taking regarding complaints concerning medical treatment received by Helenor Bye.

Mid-Glamorgan health authority has supplied the solicitors representing Mr. and Mrs. Bye with a report of its investigation into the complaints made in this case. The clinical records have been released to a medically qualified consultant nominated by the complainants.