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Questions for Written Answer: Correction

Volume 717: debated on Monday 1 March 2010


My right honourable friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Mike O’Brien) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

In answer to a Question following my Statement to the House on 9 February 2010 (Official Report, col. 764), I stated as understood at that time that on “on 21 April, Dr Ubani was convicted, received a four-month suspended sentence and made a payment, although it is disputed whether it was a cost or a fine”.

It has come to light that proceedings in Germany against Dr Ubani were finalised on 15 April 2009 where he received a suspended sentence of nine months and made a payment of €5,000. The CPS understands the sum was a fine, rather than costs.

I hope this clarifies the situation.