Read a summary of this week’s inquiry evidence
Written by Jessica Bomford, July 29, 2021
This week Lord (Kenneth) Clarke, former health secretary, gave three days of evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry.
Lord Clarke, who was health minister from 1982-1985 and health secretary from 1988-1990, was asked about government advice in 1983-1985 as the AIDS crisis emerged. He was also asked about the government’s stance on the HIV litigation case in 1989-90 and what he knew about the Department of Health’s testing policy for hepatitis C.