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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with Chemie Grunenthal on obtaining payment for British victims of thalidomide. (107773)

We have not held discussions with Chemie Grunenthal, the original developer of thalidomide. Distillers Biochemicals Limited was the original United Kingdom licensee of the product and the company and its successors have made payments to people affected by thalidomide through the Thalidomide Trust, established in 1973.