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Prisoner Patients (Experiments)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the side effects on the prisoner patients who were experimented on with Depixol or Modecote as described by Dr. McCleery in the latest issue of the Prison Medical Journal.

Prisoners were not experimented upon. Dr. McCleery's article in issue No. 18 (June 1978) and subsequent letter in issue No. 19 (Winter 1978) of the Prison Medical Journal, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House, described the study of the treatment given to a small group of prisoners in 1976. There is nothing to add to Dr. McCleery's article and letter in which he says that side effects were minimal.