Surprisingly, one aspect of his life which was directly relevant to the circumstances surrounding his death was concealed from the public - that was the nature and contents of David Kelly's contract of employment.
Its concealment is surprising since the Kelly family gave explicit written permission for the contract of employment to be released to the Hutton Inquiry. See Fax of letter from Peter Jacobsen to Juliet Wheldon & annexures, 07/08/2003.
Yet, the Ministry of Defence withheld the contract of employment from the family. See page 59 of the final submission of the family's QC here: Written submissions of the family dated 7 and 16 October 2003:
As has been pointed out~ the family have not seen a document that purports to set out Dr Kelly's terms and conditions of employment.
Why was the contract of employment concealed?
What did the Ministry of Defence have to hide?