§ Mr. Loyden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if evidence from Dr. Ed Walker was offered to the Taylor inquiry into the Hillsborough disaster; for what reasons he was not called to give oral evidence; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Maclean
[holding answer 4 March 1997]: Dr. Walker did not give evidence to the Taylor inquiry into the Hillsborough disaster. The inquiry was concerned with the events at the Hillsborough stadium. The precise circumstances in which the victims died were matters for the coroner's inquest. A statement given by Dr. Walker to police on 20 July 1989 was made available to the coroner's inquest.