CQC: Hunt urges calls for serious action if cover-up proved
21 June 2013 Last updated at 23:46 BST
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there should be "very, very serious consequences" for anyone found guilty of a cover-up at the Care Quality Commission.
He said he would support disciplinary action if allegations against individuals are proved.
Mr Hunt said the healthcare regulator for England was "fundamentally flawed" when it was set up four years ago.
But he backed the new management team now running the CQC.
Dominic Hughes reports.