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QUESTION NO: 48

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Dr. Katherine Zappone)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 04/07/2017

To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on whether new revelations regarding vaccine trials carried out on children at a location (details supplied) in 1974 warrants a separate investigation to ascertain the person or body that gave permission to a pharmaceutical company to carry out trials for baby formula and other products; the measures she will take to secure files relating to those trials; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Clare Daly T.D.

REPLY.
The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters was established by Government (S.I. No. 57 of 2015) in response to significant public concerns relating to the care and welfare of the women and children who were resident in these institutions. The comprehensive scope of the Commission’s remit ensures it can provide a full account of what happened to women and children in these institutions during the period 1922 to 1998.
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