Meningitis inquiry announced

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The Secretary of State for Wales, William Hague, last night announced a further investigation into the meningitis outbreak which claimed the lives of two Cardiff students last year. He endorsed the recommendations contained in two reports into the outbreak of the disease which killed University of Wales students Samantha Milroy and Ann-Marie O'Connor.

In a Commons written reply, Mr Hague acknowledged that the reports said there were "lessons to be learned". But he also defended the actions taken by those dealing with the meningitis outbreak when it struck in December. Liz Hunt