Vaccine INSTRUCTIONS that were sent cascading down chain of command for Troops to give their informed consent to Gul War 1991

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

In 2003 in PARLIMENT. Whilst discussing MOD's immunisation programme for the Gulf War in 1991 (HANSARD 03 NOV 2003 Volume 654)

Lord Bach stated the following -

" when INSTRUCTIONS from MoD Headquarters were sent cascading down the command chain, in some cases the voluntary nature of the immunisation programme was not adequately communicated" and sited the following link issues/gulfwar/info/medical/bwa/chl.htm.

My very simple Questions are as follows

What were the INSTRUCTIONS word for word surrounding the immunisation programme that troops should have received to enable them to be able to give their INFORMED consent to?

On what date were these INSTRUCTIONS from WHITEHALL sent CASCADING down the chain of command?

Where is this data recorded for MOD to be able to make this claim, as there is no data in the public domain surrounding the so called INSTRUCTIONS?


gavin roberts

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.


Joint Medical Group

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Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Thankyou for your reply,

I have read the links and annexes as advised.

I would like to view the original signals and not the transcripts of the signals by a Fact Finding Team that will have passed through legal teams in the past. For Obvious reasons. The signals/fax exist and have obviously been declassified, so if copies could be put in the public domain. If they are already in the public domain, please point me in the right direction, thankyou.

Also in reference to the fact finding team, could you please give me some more information surrounding them (I don't mind if you deal with this part as a new request, if you need up to 20 days)

From what dates were the FFT working between? How many were on it? Were they Military or civilian? Where were they recruited/contracted from?



gavin roberts