Opposition looks to grill Harris over smear tests decision

Inside Politics: Minister will face questions at committee over whether advice was taken on offering free tests after CervicalCheck scandal broke

Minister for Health Simon Harris: facing questions over decision to offer free out-of-cycle smear tests to women. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris: facing questions over decision to offer free out-of-cycle smear tests to women. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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