CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

HEALTH – GOSPORT WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – 20 June 2018

Dr Julian Lewis: Within the last few hours, I have learned that I have a constituent whose grandmother had recovered from successful hip surgery without the need for any drug interventions and was sent to Gosport War Memorial Hospital for rehabilitation, only to be given a lethal cocktail of drugs that killed her. The matter was reported to Gosport police when it happened in 1998. Does the Secretary of State agree that if people are found wilfully to have administered lethal drug doses unnecessarily, they deserve to lose their liberty, and that if people are found wilfully to have covered up such crimes – for that is what they are – they deserve to lose their jobs?

[The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Mr Jeremy Hunt): I think everyone in the House would share my right hon. Friend’s sentiments, but we have to let the law take its course, and we have to make sure that justice is done, because it has been denied for too long.]