The former ministers will give evidence today (19 May) and tomorrow (20 May)
Former Health Ministers David Mellor and John Patten will give evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry today (19 May) and tomorrow (20 May) respectively.
Both held significant roles in the Department of Health and Social Security in the 1980s – David Mellor was Minister of State for Health from 1988 – 1989 and John Patten was Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department of Health from 1983 – 1985. In addition, Mellor was Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1990 – 1992.
Those affected by the scandal hope the insight the former ministers will be able to offer into what was known by the Department of Health in that period – including when and how decisions were taken about the ris...