§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the medical assessment of the result of the treatment of the 10 cases of United Kingdom citizens, who are known to have been treated in Moscow for retinitis pigmentosa.
§ Dr. Owen
I regret that such an assessment cannot yet be made. Treatment was arranged privately, and without reference to my Department, but my medical advisers are seeking, where possible and subject to the patients' consent, to obtain opinions from the ophthalmic consultants concerned. It may, however, be too early for any significant change in the condition to be apparent.