HL Deb 07 December 1994 vol 559 c91WA
The Countess of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in view of the fact that the plaque vaccine administered to British forces who served in Operation Granby was not licensed in the UK at the time, it was administered on a named patient basis, and if not, upon what basis was the normal procedure for prescription of unlicensed medicines suspended.

Lord Henley

Details of the specific medical countermeasures employed by British forces against the potential biological warfare threat during Operation Granby remain classified. All vaccines administered to British forces during Operation Granby were offered on the basis of voluntary informed consent. Any vaccines without a UK product licence were licensed in their country of origin, fully tested in the UK and cleared for use.