HC Deb 26 January 1995 vol 253 c341W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the "Recovered Memories" report by the British Psychological Society, a copy of which has been sent to her.

Mr. Bowis

We have received a copy of this report and we welcome its publication by the British Psychological Society, as we accept that psychologists, both as scientists and clinical practitioners, can make an important contribution to the understanding of human memory phenomena. Although strong arguments have been made for and against "false memory", there is a dearth of clear evidence and work which examines these matters is helpful.