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Asked if the issue of MMR had been raised in Cabinet this morning, the PMOS said only in the context of a discussion on GM issues in which the importance of the primacy of science had been underlined. Asked to explain the ‘primacy of science’ argument, the PMOS said that in relation to MMR, for example, it was clear that on one side of the scales stood a vast body of scientific opinion which stated that the vaccine was safe. On the other side, however, stood one research report – about which we now knew even more – which claimed otherwise. The important thing was not to assume an immediate equivalence between two differing points of view when that was not borne out by the overall weight of opinion.

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