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Dear Ministry of Defence,

Following the Gulf War, apparantly a study/report was carried out as stated in MOD's ' Background into the use of Countermeasures'. Paragraph 55 where it states as below

Declassification of information

55. In conjunction with the publication of this paper, the MOD is making available the results of a limited study relating to the use of anthrax and pertussis vaccines which was carried out at CBD Porton Down following the Gulf War. The study* concluded that the pertussis vaccine administered as an adjuvant to anthrax vaccine was ineffective in enhancing anthrax antibody levels, although it may have served to accelerate the early production of specific antibodies. This report, which was previously classified, was made available to the Medical Research Council and researchers into Gulf veterans' illnesses issues in December 1996.

We would like to see the details of this report/study. Please provide them.

Thankyou,

Regards,

Gavin Roberts
Veteran

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Roberts,
Further to your enquiry below, please see the attached.

Regards,

HQ Defence Medical Services

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Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

More data that previous MOD administrations have conveniently lost. Would it be quicker to ask for data that MOD managed not to lose, misplace or destroy? Thankyou for your reply. It must be highly embarrassing to have to now be the face of this incompetence, gross negligence and layers upon layers of corruption and cover ups. Sick veterans do not hold current MOD foi staff Or the new government responsible for the corrupt mess that has gone before unless either choose to join the Cover Up of course.

Regards,

Gavin Roberts
J4V
Veterans

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Roberts,
Further to the emails below and the attached response, upon further review the MOD has identified the attached document that we believe falls within the scope of your enquiry. Please accept our sincere apologies that this was not identified and provided to you earlier.

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Yours sincerely,

HQ Defence Medical Services

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