Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been ‘forced to re-write parliamentary records’ after misleading the house by falsely claiming that there are thirty thousand more people working in mental health than under Labour:
This is far from the first time that Hunt has misled Parliament. He has considerable form.
As Health Secretary, he told MPs last year that he was going to ‘impose’ a new contract on junior doctors, then claimed – to save face after causing the first all-out strike in history by NHS doctors – that he had only meant he was going to ‘introduce’ the contract, in spite of repeated questions from Labour about his use of the word ‘impose’. Hunt was also accused of misleading Parliament over claims of increased hospital mortality at weekends.
In 2012, as Culture Secretary, he told Parliament he had only met Fred Michel in official meetings – yet later had to admit
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