What we know about Matt Hancock’s alleged use of private email30 June 2021The government has issued what appears to be confusing and contradictory statements over whether health ministers, including former health secretary Matt Hancock, used personal email accounts to conduct government business. It was also clarified that use of personal email accounts would have been “related to things like diary acceptances”. What are reportedly leaked minutes of a meeting between senior Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) officials specifically state that Mr Hancock and Lord Bethell used private email accounts. The Good Law Project has also published an email about Covid-19 testing kits sent by former Conservative Party chair Lord Feldman, now managing partner of lobbying firm Tulchan, copying in Lord Bethell’s private email address. What guidance do ministers have to follow on private email accounts?