Vaccination record of Mr Andrew Robathan MP on his deployment on "Operation Granby". The Gulf War 90/91.

The request was refused by House of Commons.

Dear House of Commons,

Could you please confirm whether or not Mr Andrew Robathan MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Minister received any or all of the vaccinations before or during his deployment to the Gulf in his capacity of Chief of Staff of the Prisoner of War Guard Force, predominantly, Anthrax + Pertussis (as an adjuvant), Plague and Botulism. Also was Mr Robathan "ordered" to take PB (pyridostigmine bromide) tablets at any time.?

Yours faithfully,

Kevin J Doughty
Ex-RAMC
Gulf War Veteran.

FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mr Doughty

Thank you for your request for information dated 4th May 2012, received by us on the same date.

We will endeavour to respond to your request promptly but in any case within 20 working days i.e. on or before 5th June 2012.

If you have any queries about your request, please use the request number quoted in the subject line of this email.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Price
IRIS Support Officer

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FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mr Doughty

Further to the email sent to you on 4th May, the correct date for response is 6th June 2012 and not 5th as stated.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Price
IRIS Support Officer

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FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mr Doughty,

Thank you for your request for information which is copied below.

Your request refers to sensitive personal data of a named MP. We are not confirming nor denying whether any information you require is held as we have concluded that the exemption set out in section 40(5)(b)(i) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the exemption for personal information) applies. This exemption releases public authorities from the obligation to confirm or deny whether or not information is held when this action would not be consistent with the data protection principles, in particular the fairness with which data is processed. Therefore your request is refused. This is an absolute exemption and the public interest test does not apply.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House of Commons to conduct an internal review of this decision. Requests for internal review should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer, Department of HR and Change, House of Commons London SW1 0AA or [House of Commons request email]. Please ensure that you specify the nature of your complaint and any arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Katarina Ndrepepaj | Freedom of Information Coordinator Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service House of Commons

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Alvin Pritchard. left an annotation ()

It is very understandable why inoculations were needed at that time for the protection of our troops, however, in my opinion, the drugs and vaccines that were used was a reckless combination by way of being too hastily selected and sanctioned through government pressure and panic of which the long term health effects were clearly unknown at the time.

For the establishment to simply hide behind Crown immunity to evade justice when troops later became ill en mass was a act of cowardice and betrayal as was the establishments underhanded claim that troops gave their full consent in theater to receive this secret drug cocktail.

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