New Labour Health Minister, Dawn Primarolo MP recently misled the English Parliament in a formal written Ministerial answer given in Parliament to a question from Conservative MP Mark Pritchard about vaccines causing autism. As we now have 1 in 38 British boys being diagnosed with an autistic condition and the problem is costing £28 billion pa, this is a serious matter: [Autism Rates Rocket – 1 in 38 British Boys – Cambridge Study ].
The case of an autistic boy Bailey Banks, as well as the cases of Hannah Poling and Benjamin Zeller number amongst 1322 cases which have been successful in the US Federal Court claiming that children have developed autism and/or suffered other brain damage as a result of the administration of vaccines, including the MMR: MMR/Autism Cases Win In US Vaccine Court.
Ms Primarolo claimed Bailey Banks whose autism was caused by vaccines and won his case in the US Federal Court on that basis was not diagnosed with autism. However, Bailey Bank’s diagnosis of “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” is US terminology under DSM IV for what is “Autistic Spectrum Disorder” under the International Classification of Disease. [Banks v. HHS (Case 02-0738V, 2007 U.S. Claims LEXIS 254, July 20, 2007)]. Minister Primarolo is also reported to have been sending out the same incorrect information in written replies to enquiries from British MPs made on behalf of constituents.
The written answer: MMR Vaccine appears in Hansard, the official record of proceedings in the English Parliament of 18 Mar 2009 : Column 1229W. The full text of the exchange from Hansard:
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the implications of the decision in the US case of Bailey Banks v. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for his Department’s policy on the MMR vaccine. 
Dawn Primarolo: In 2007 the United States Court of Federal Claims made a ruling in favour of compensation to the father of Bailey Banks for his non-autistic developmental delay as a result of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following receipt of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. ADEM is an extremely rare condition that has been reported after rabies, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, smallpox, MMR, Japanese B encephalitis, pertussis, influenza and hepatitis B vaccines. The Bailey Banks case has no implications for MMR vaccine policy.
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