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Depo Provera

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he intends to reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for Eccles on 20 December concerning the advice issued by his Department on the administration of Depo Provera to nursing mothers.

I replied to the hon. Member on Tuesday 15 January.—[Vol. 976, c. 716–7.]

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the effect on the establishment of the reproductive cycle of female babies whose mothers have received Depo Provera, following post-partum rubella vaccination during the nursing period.

The Department has not received reports of adverse effects of the establishment of the reproductive cycle of indicating the name of the individual, the amount involved, the place of abode and the disease against which the faulty vaccine was being administered.

As at 18 January 1980, 353 awards of payments of £10,000 had been made under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act. The making of such an award does not in any way involve any judgment whether the vaccine was faulty. It is not the practice to give details of individual cases, but the table below gives an analysis by country of residence and type of vaccine.female babies following the administration of Depo Provera to nursing mothers. The drug has not been administered in these circumstances in the United Kingdom for a long enough period for any such effects to have arisen.