§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what experts from outside the Department he 493W consulted in preparing rebuttal arguments relating to the views of Professor Hooper at the meeting of the Independent Panel on Gulf War Illnesses on 29 March 1999; if he will place copies of the Government's evidence to the Panel in the Library; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Spellar
No outside experts were consulted. The Panel is briefed on the current state of interactions research at its meetings and has therefore received copies of MOD papers on Gulf veterans' illnesses, copies of which are already in the Library of the House.