Public Inquiry Needed
I have tabled this edm (see link)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
I obtained some information from Doncaster Hospital. Two pages of which are available on the internet here
If you read those two documents one of which is an email sequence and the other of which is an extract from the research protocol you will see that they justify the claims in the EDM.