Jeremy Hunt Admits Misleading The House About Savile Victims’ Compensation

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Jeremy_Hunt_speaking_in_the_House_of_Commons_last_week_wh-m-15_1425772472122Jeremy Hunt speaking in H of C last week.

“Last night, in a major climbdown, a Department of Health spokeswoman confirmed that a statement to the House by Mr Hunt on February 26 was inaccurate. ‘He will be writing to the Opposition to correct it,’ she said.”

“Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to issue a humiliating apology after The Mail on Sunday exposed him for misleading the House of Commons over who will foot the huge compensation bill for victims of Jimmy Savile.

In a statement to the House last week, Mr Hunt pledged that Savile’s charities are responsible for paying up to £40 million due. But this newspaper can reveal that the charities are exempt – and that it is the NHS which is liable.

The Mail on Sunday has also learnt that a further bill, which may eventually be as large, will be met by BBC licence…

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