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Volume 621: debated on Monday 29 January 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will make information on the extent of the use of diamorphine in the treatment of "Do not Resuscitate" patients in National Health Service hospitals available to the public inquiry headed by Dame Janet Smith into the extent of Dr Shipman's unlawful activities. [HL376]

The inquiry into the matters arising from the deaths of Harold Shipman's patients is in the course of being established. It will consider evidence relevant to its terms of reference.The Department of Health will of course co-operate with any request from the inquiry for disclosure of any information which it holds which is relevant to the terms of reference.