§ Mrs. Currie
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has received the independent medical audit report from the Royal College of Physicians of the assessments on Gulf war veterans; if he intends to publish it; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Soames
The Royal College of Physicians' independent medical audit report to the Surgeon General on my Department's Gulf war medical assessment programme has been received and its recommendations are currently being considered. It is intended that the report will he made public shortly and I will arrange for copies to he placed in the Library of the House.