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Mr Kenneth Clarke QC MP
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
9 November 2010
Dear Mr Clarke
Forensic Pathologist's report into the death of Dr David Kelly
On the 22nd October 2010 you published the post mortem examination report and toxicology report relating to the death of Dr David Kelly.
Dr Hunt's post mortem examination report is dated 25 July 2003.
In his opening statement at the Hutton Inquiry Lord Hutton makes reference to the post mortem report: he states 'his post-mortem report dated 19th July has been sent to me by the coroner.' The 19th July is the day after Dr Kelly's body was found at Harrowdown Hill.
The record in Hansard for 5th March 2010 shows MP Norman Baker making a substantial statement in the House of Commons about the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr Kelly. He pointed out that the then Solitor-General appeared not to know that Dr Hunt changed his evidence in the run-up to the Inquiry.
Evidently the post mortem examination report dated 25th July 2003 and made public is not the only version of Dr Hunt's report and in fact is not the same one that Lord Hutton refers to in his opening statement at the Inquiry.
On your website in connection with the aforementioned published reports you state 'These reports have been published in the interests of maintaining public confidence in the inquiry into how Dr Kelly came by his death'.
There are clearly now doubts about why Dr Hunt would have made more than one report.
This is a formal request that any other version or versions of Dr Hunt's post mortem report are published in full.
I trust that this can be carried out expeditiously.
R B Spencer