Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 November on the Redfern Inquiry. The Inquiry was established in 2007 to investigate the processes and practices surrounding the analysis of human tissue that was carried out in UK nuclear facilities from 1955 to 1992. The chairman of the inquiry was Mr Michael Redfern QC.
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