Matt Hancock expresses ‘regret’ and defends role as health secretary in four-hour grilling by MPs

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    The government’s decision making in the early days of the pandemic will forever be scrutinised.

    Today, we got a bit closer to finding out what the health secretary says he did and did not know early last year.

    For four hours, Matt Hancock answered questions from MPs defending his role in the country’s Covid response.

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