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Inquiry Into Research By Dr. Southall

EDM number 1682 in 2006-07, proposed by John Hemming on 13/06/2007.

That this House notes that in an email dated 24th October 2000, John Radford, Doncaster's then Director of Public Health, described the issue of research on babies by Dr David Southall at Doncaster Hospital in the late 1980s as `potentially a hot potato as to my recall the intervention resulted in increased deaths and didn't have proper consent'; expresses concern that the details of this research and its outcomes have been covered up by the health authorities; expresses particular concern that the research protocol specifically required that no action be taken to prevent cot death in the children selected until sufficient data had been collected; and calls for a public inquiry into this and other research managed by Dr Southall to identify why the checks and balances in the system failed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

John Hemming13/06/2007Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratProposed
Vincent Cable14/06/2007TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Flynn14/06/2007Newport WestLabourSeconded
Colin Breed14/06/2007South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ann Cryer18/06/2007KeighleyLabourSeconded
Rob Marris19/06/2007Wolverhampton South WestLabourSeconded
Paul Keetch20/06/2007HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell20/06/2007Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Philip Dunne26/06/2007LudlowConservativeSigned
Phil Willis27/06/2007Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson03/07/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned

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