§ Lord Morris of Manchester
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will publish in the Official Report the findings of Lieutenant-Colonel Graham Howe of the British Forces Health Services in Germany, quoted, in the Times on 12 January, in the case of Lance Corporal Alex Izett, whose expected deployment to the Gulf for the 1990–91 conflict was cancelled after he had received vaccination against anthrax, botulism, plague, and other biological agents. |HL737]
§ Lord Bach
It would not be appropriate for the report of Lieutenant-Colonel Graham Howe to be published. Medical reports obtained by the Veterans Agency for the purposes of determining a claim to war disablement pension contain details of a personal and private nature regarding the individual concerned. I am therefore withholding this information in accordance with Exemption 12 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.