Public Hearings Timetable

The timings are provisional and subject to change.

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Early June 2022 hearings 

Although the online registration for the early June 2022 hearings has now closed, there are still places available so please contact the Engagement Team if you are interested in attending. 

All dates will be streamed live via the Inquiry YouTube channel which you can view here

 

Late June and July 2022 hearings 

Registration for in person attendance of the late June and July hearings is now open. You can register your interest to attend here.

All dates will be streamed live via the Inquiry YouTube channel which you can view here

 

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June 2022 hearings 

All dates will be streamed live via the Inquiry YouTube channel which you can view here

Week of 6 June

Although the online registration for this week of June 2022 hearings has now closed, there are still places available so please contact the Engagement Team if you are interested in attending. 

 

Tuesday 7 June

 

Professor Sir Michael Rawlins (remote): Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Newcastle (1973-2006) and Committee on the Safety of Medicines Member (1980-1986), Vice-Chair (1987-1992) and Chair (1993-1998) and Chair, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (1999-2013) and Chair, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (2015-2020)

Wednesday 8 June

 

Charles Lister, Head of Blood Policy at the Department of Health (1998-2003) and other roles

 

 

Thursday 9 June

 

Justin Fenwick QC: instructed by the Central Defendants in the HIV Haemophilia Litigation (1988-1991)

 

Friday 10 June

 

Richard Gutowski: Head of Blood Policy at the Department of Health (2003-2005) and other roles

 

20 June: Deadline for initial written submissions in outline from recognised legal representatives and unrepresented core participants about recommendations (not related to compensation) to inform the Chair's decision about whether to call additional evidence relevant to recommendations.

 

Week of 27 June

Registration for in person attendance of these hearings is now open. You can register your interest to attend here.

Monday 27 June

 

Sir John Major: Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1987-1989), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1989-1990) and Prime Minister (1990-1997)

 

 

Tuesday 28 June

 

Baroness Virginia Bottomley: Minister of State (1989-1992) and Secretary of State (1992-1995) for Health

Wednesday 29 June

 

Lord John Horam, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (1995-1997) 

 

 

Thursday 30 June

 

Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry on the role of the Chief Medical Officer in the 1970s and 1980s

 

Friday 1 July

 

Baroness Gloria Hooper, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (1989-1992)

 

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July 2022 hearings 

All dates will be streamed live via the Inquiry YouTube channel which you can view here

Registration for in person attendance of the July hearings is now open. You can register your interest to attend here.

 

Week of 4 July

Registration for in person attendance of the July hearings is now open. You can register your interest to attend here.

 

Tuesday 5 July

 

Lord William Waldegrave, Secretary of State for Health (1990-1992), Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1995-1997)

Wednesday 6 July

 

Lord William Waldegrave: continued

 

 

Thursday 7 July

 

Professor Richard Tedder (remote): Honorary Consultant, Department of Microbiological Reagents, Public Health Laboratory Service (1981-1991), Head of Department of Virology, Middlesex Hospital Medical School then UCLMS and UCLH (1982-2007), Honorary Consultant Virologist to National Blood Service (1999-2018) and other roles

 

Friday 8 July

 

Professor Richard Tedder (remote) continued

 

Week of 11 July

Registration for in person attendance of the July hearings is now open. You can register your interest to attend here.

 

Monday 11 July

 

Sir Robert Francis QC about the Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study

 

Tuesday 12 July

 

Sir Robert Francis QC: continued

Wednesday 13 July

 

Witness to be confirmed

 

 

Thursday 14 July

 

Alan Milburn, Minister of State (Department of Health) (1997-1998) and Secretary of State for Health (1999-2003) 

 

Friday 15 July

 

 
Andy Burnham, Minister of State (Department of Health) for Quality and Patient Safety (2006-2007) and Secretary of State for Health (2009-2010)
 

 

Week of 18 July

Registration for in person attendance of the July hearings is now open. You can register your interest to attend here.

Monday 18 July

 

Presentation relating to government decision-making and the response of governments in Wales and Northern Ireland

 

 

Tuesday 19 July

 

Duncan MacNiven, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Home and Health Department (1986-1990)

Wednesday 20 July

 

Lord Michael Forsyth, Secretary of State for Scotland (1995-1997)

 

 

Thursday 21 July

 

Lord John Reid, Secretary of State for Health (2003-2005), Secretary of State for Scotland (1999-2001) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2001-2002)
 
and
 
Hazel Blears, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (2001-2003)

 

Friday 22 July

 

Dr Robert McQuiston, Assistant Secretary in the Health Services Division, Department of Health and Social Security for Northern Ireland (1984-1988) 

 

Week of 25 July

Registration for in person attendance of the July hearings is now open. You can register your interest to attend here.

Monday 25 July

 

Professor Aileen Keel (remote) Senior Medical Officer for Scotland (1992-1998), Principal Medical Officer for Scotland (1998-1999), Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland (1999-2014) and Acting Chief Medical Officer for Scotland (2014-2015) 

 

 

Tuesday 26 July

 

Professor Aileen Keel continued

Wednesday 27 July

 

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health (2012-2018) and Health and Social Care (2018) 

 

 

Thursday 28 July

 

Malcolm Chisholm (remote) Deputy Minister (2000-2001) and Minister (2001-2004) for Health and Community Care in the Scottish Government

 

Friday 29 July

 

Susan Deacon, Minister for Health and Community Care in the Scottish Government  (1999-2001) 

 

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September 2022 hearings 

All dates will be streamed live via the Inquiry YouTube channel which you can view here

Week of 12 September

Witnesses and presentations by Counsel to the Inquiry relating to candour, openness, cover-up and record keeping, including:

Monday 12 September

morning: Lord Nigel Crisp, NHS Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary for Health (2000-2006)

afternoon: Zubeda Seedat, civil servant in the Blood Policy team at the Department of Health (2002-2008) and other roles

 

Tuesday 13 September

 

morning: Anita James, Government Legal Service solicitor in the Department of Health (1981-1996), Department of Health Head of Litigation (1999-2005)

 

afternoon: Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry

Wednesday 14 September

 

 

William Connon, Head of Blood Policy at the Department of Health (2005-2009) and other roles

 

 

Thursday 15 September

 

morning: Susan Douglas, Medical Correspondent, Mail on Sunday (1983) and other roles

afternoon: Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry

 

Friday 16 September

 

morning: Caroline Flint, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health (2005-2006) and Minister of State for Public Health (2006-2007)

afternoon: Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry

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Indicative weeks for the rest of 2022

All dates will be streamed live via the Inquiry YouTube channel which you can view here

Week of 19 September

Witnesses and presentations by Counsel to the Inquiry about government decision-making and the response of governments

Week of 26 September

Panels of people infected and affected

Week of 3 October

Expert evidence and panels of people infected and affected
 
 

24 October: Written submissions from recognised legal representatives and unrepresented core participants about the conclusions they think the Chair should reach about factual findings and recommendations

 

Indicative weeks for hearings about additional evidence relevant to recommendations, if required

  • Week of 7 November

  • Week of 14 November

 

Indicative weeks for oral submissions from recognised legal representatives and unrepresented core participants about the conclusions they think the Chair should reach about factual findings and recommendations

  • Week of 28 November

  • Week of 5 December

  • Week of 12 December