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Report Number: 27118 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Raw: Thalidomide “justice”, demands London MEP (3 of 3)

Of interest to: London

Script details:
Following report 27116 and 27117 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London)

Duration: 3 minutes 54 seconds

Out-words: In the end

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Report Number: 27117 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide “justice”, demands London MEP (2 of 3)

Of interest to: London

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Thalidomide survivors deserve justice – that’s the view of London MEP, Seb Dance. The survivors were born with disabilities and severe health complications because their mothers were prescribed a German-made drug called thalidomide in the 1950s and early 1960s. It took years before the side effects were understood and the drug was finally taken off the market. The British survivors want compensation to pay for their healthcare and living needs as they get older. The European Parliament is expected to vote overwhelmingly today calling for the German government to pay up. London's Labour MEP, Seb Dance, says he hopes there will now be action.

Interviewee: Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London)

Duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds

Out-words: Do what's right

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Report Number: 27116 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide “justice”, demands London MEP (1 of 3)

Of interest to: London

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British survivors of thalidomide should get compensation from the German government, MEPs will say today. Thalidomide was a drug prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s to expectant mothers against morning sickness symptoms, but it caused babies to be born with disabilities and severe health complications. The survivors have cross-party support from MEPs and at lunchtime today the European Parliament is expected to overwhelmingly back a resolution calling for the German government to compensate British and other European victims. London MEP, Seb Dance, hopes the vote will put pressure on Germany to come up with the cash.

Interviewee: Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London)

Duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds

Out-words: Survivors of thalidomide

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Report Number: 27115 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Raw: Thalidomide compensation, demands Mids MEP (3 of 3)

Of interest to: West Midlands

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Following report 27110 and 27111 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Daniel Dalton MEP (Conservative, West Midlands) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Daniel Dalton MEP (Conservative, West Midlands)

Duration: 3 minutes 59 seconds

Out-words: The right thing

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Report Number: 27114 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide compensation, demands Mids MEP (2 of 3)

Of interest to: West Midlands

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Thalidomide survivors deserve compensation, says Midlands MEP, Daniel Dalton. The survivors were born with disabilities and severe health complications because their mothers were prescribed a German-made drug called thalidomide in the 1950s and early 1960s. It took years before the side effects were understood and the drug was finally taken off the market. The British survivors want compensation to pay for their healthcare and living needs as they get older. The European Parliament is expected to vote overwhelmingly today calling for the German government to pay up. Conservative MEP, Daniel Dalton, says he is optimistic they will listen.

Interviewee: Daniel Dalton MEP (Conservative, West Midlands)

Duration: 0 minutes 22 seconds

Out-words: Result of it

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Report Number: 27113 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide compensation, demands Mids MEP (1 of 3)

Of interest to: West Midlands

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British survivors of thalidomide should get compensation from the German government, MEPs will say today. Thalidomide was a drug prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s to expectant mothers against morning sickness symptoms, but it caused babies to be born with disabilities and severe health complications. The survivors have cross-party support from MEPs and at lunchtime today the European Parliament is expected to overwhelmingly back a resolution calling for the German government to compensate British and other European victims. Dan Dalton, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, hopes the vote will put pressure on Germany to come up with the cash.

Interviewee: Daniel Dalton MEP (Conservative, West Midlands)

Duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds

Out-words: Taken care of

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Report Number: 27112 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Raw: Thalidomide compensation, demands Scottish MEP (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

Script details:
Following report 27110 and 27111 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland)

Duration: 3 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: Age as well

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Report Number: 27111 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide compensation, demands Scottish MEP (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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Thalidomide survivors have a "window of opportunity" to get the compensation they deserve – that’s the view of Scottish Labour MEP, Catherine Stihler. The survivors were born with disabilities and severe health complications because their mothers were prescribed a German-made drug called thalidomide in the 1950s and early 1960s. It took years before the side effects were understood and the drug was finally taken off the market. The British survivors want compensation to pay for their healthcare and living needs as they get older. The European Parliament is expected to vote overwhelmingly today calling for the German government to pay up. Catherine Stihler is backing the resolution. She is positive about their chances.

Interviewee: Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 13 seconds

Out-words: To be welcomed

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Report Number: 27110 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide compensation, demands Scottish MEP (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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British survivors of thalidomide should get compensation from the German government, MEPs will say today. Thalidomide was a drug prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s to expectant mothers against morning sickness symptoms, but it caused babies to be born with disabilities and severe health complications. The survivors have cross-party support from MEPs and at lunchtime today the European Parliament is expected to overwhelmingly back a resolution calling for the German government to compensate British and other European victims. Scottish Labour MEP, Catherine Stihler, says it is about fairness. She hopes the vote will put pressure on Germany to come up with the cash.

Interviewee: Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds

Out-words: Across the European Union

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Report Number: 27109 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Raw: Thalidomide survivor “justice”, demands Welsh MEP (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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Following report 27107 and 27108 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru)

Duration: 4 minutes 18 seconds

Out-words: Justice they deserve

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Report Number: 27108 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide survivor “justice”, demands Welsh MEP (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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Thalidomide survivors deserve justice – that’s the view of Plaid MEP, Jill Evans. The survivors were born with disabilities and severe health complications because their mothers were prescribed a German-made drug called thalidomide in the 1950s and early 1960s. It took years before the side effects were understood and the drug was finally taken off the market. The British survivors want compensation to pay for their healthcare and living needs as they get older. The European Parliament is expected to vote overwhelmingly today calling for the German government to pay up. Plaid MEP, Jill Evans, is backing the resolution. She says she hopes there will now be action.

Interviewee: Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru)

Duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds

Out-words: Just for justice

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Report Number: 27107 Date: 15/12/2016

Title: Thalidomide survivor “justice”, demands Welsh MEP (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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British survivors of thalidomide should get compensation from the German government, MEPs will say today. Thalidomide was a drug prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s to expectant mothers against morning sickness symptoms, but it caused babies to be born with disabilities and severe health complications. The survivors have cross-party support from MEPs and at lunchtime today the European Parliament is expected to overwhelmingly back a resolution calling for the German government to compensate British and other European victims. Plaid MEP, Jill Evans, hopes the vote will put pressure on Germany to come up with the cash.

Interviewee: Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: To act now

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Report Number: 27106 Date: 14/12/2016

Title: Raw: South East fishermen net bigger catch (3 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

Script details:
Following report 27104 and 27105 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Richard Ashworth MEP (Conservative, South East) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Richard Ashworth MEP (Conservative, South East)

Duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds

Out-words: Increases in quota

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Report Number: 27105 Date: 14/12/2016

Title: South East fishermen net bigger catch (2 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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New fishing quotas attempt to deal with the discards problem, says Richard Ashworth. The EU is trying to move towards a discards ban following a high profile campaign by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. In all-night talks ministers in Brussels agreed to increase South East quotas for cod, and even allow a small quota for sea bass, so that fishermen can bring what they catch ashore rather than throwing it over the side of the boat. Conservative MEP, Richard Ashworth, says there's a realisation that fishermen cannot control exactly which fish end up in their nets.

Interviewee: Richard Ashworth MEP (Conservative, South East)

Duration: 0 minutes 23 seconds

Out-words: Degree of flexibility

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Report Number: 27104 Date: 14/12/2016

Title: South East fishermen net bigger catch (1 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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South East fishermen have been told how much they can catch in 2017. The annual negotiations between ministers in Brussels has now concluded. Some quotas are being cut by as much as a third as the EU tries to get fishing stocks back to sustainable level, but local MEP, Richard Ashworth, says there was also some good news.

Interviewee: Richard Ashworth MEP (Conservative, South East)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: Than we expected

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