Press release

Morecambe Bay Investigation timeline

Morecambe Bay Investigation timeline extended due to the significant volume of evidence submitted.

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When the Secretary of State for Health announced the terms of reference for the Morecambe Bay Investigation in September 2013, its Chairman, Dr Bill Kirkup, was asked to produce his report in July 2014.

The Investigation has identified over 20 organisations holding material that is relevant to its terms of reference. The Chairman and his panel of expert advisors are currently reviewing the significant volume of evidence submitted and further evidence will be delivered in the coming weeks.

The Secretary of State recognises that, due to the significant volume of material the Investigation has received, a short extension to the timeline will enable the Chairman and panel to review all of the evidence and address the terms of reference. He has therefore agreed that Dr Kirkup should submit his report in the autumn.

The Investigation is compiling a list of potential interviewees and when details of the Investigation’s interview programme are confirmed, they will be published on our website.

The Investigation can be contacted by emailing: or by telephone 01772 536376.

Published 25 March 2014