Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Lord Hutton has responded to reports that a 70-year gagging order he imposed on records and photos relating to the death of the government scientist Dr David Kelly could be challenged by stating that the documents could be revealed to doctors.
In a U-turn, Hutton said the information could be released to five doctors who are seeking to reopen the inquest into Kelly’s death.
“I requested that the postmortem report should not be disclosed for 70 years as I was concerned that the publication of that report would cause [Kelly's] daughters and his wife further and unnecessary distress,” Hutton said.
“I consider that the disclosure of the report to doctors and their legal advisers for the purposes of legal proceedings would not undermine the protection which I wished to give.”
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This article was posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 10:27 am