The Manchester mayor called the scandal a "criminal cover-up on an industrial scale" in 2017

The mayor of Greater Manchester and former secretary of state for health, Andy Burnham, will give evidence to the UK's largest-ever public inquiry on Friday (15 July) from 10 am at Aldwych House, London. Hearings will be streamed live on the Inquiry's YoutTube channel.

In 2017, Burnham famously used his last speech in parliament to call the contaminated blood scandal a "criminal cover-up on an industrial scale".

Among other areas, Burnham will be asked about his time as health secretary during 2009 to 2010.

In his written statement, published ahead of his evidence, Burnham said information provided to him by department of health officials about the scandal was inaccurate. Burnham claimed officials...

Suzanne Townley
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