CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

CABINET OFFICE – INFECTED BLOOD INQUIRY – 29 March 2018

Dr Julian Lewis: My constituent Lesley Hughes was infected with hepatitis C back in 1970, and that timescale suggests that thousands of documents must be held by the relevant Department. Will the Minister assure us that full disclosure of all such relevant documents will be made?

[The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Chloe Smith): Technically, it is for the inquiry chair to give that assurance, but Ministers, officials and the machinery of Government will be fully co-operating with the inquiry and will give evidence if asked. All the relevant papers will be submitted, and the inquiry can also request evidence under oath.]