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Thalidomide: Compensation

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Chemie Grunethal on obtaining compensation for British victims of thalidomide. (243600)

Ministers have not met with representatives of Chemie Grunethal. A private compensation settlement was agreed with Distillers, now part of Diageo plc, the company that marketed the drug in the United Kingdom, and the Thalidomide Trust, the charitable trust established to administer annual payments to victims.