Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Business of the House

Questioning George Young, the Leader of the House of Commons, Bob drew attention to the Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome group. This is a group of 100 families who have campaigned for the past ten years for justice for their children who have disabilities caused by epilepsy drugs taken by their mothers during pregnancy. In a legal battle being fought against the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis, the Legal Services Commission withdrew previously agreed legal aid funding on the eve of the trial leaving these mothers destitute and distraught. The litigants now have until the 20the December to get legal aid reinstated. Bob called for the decision to be reviewed. Mr Blackman has written to the Secretary of State for Justice, has applied for an adjournment debate on the issue and has travelled with mothers to deliver a petition to no10 Downing Street.


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