Michael Gove has told Sky News Sir Desmond Swayne is "out of order" for urging anti-vaxxers to fight against government restrictions.
The Conservative MP for New Forest West also suggested NHS capacity figures were being "manipulated" to exaggerate the scale of the pandemic.
Meanwhile Mr Gove pushed back on claims from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that the Prime Minister's planned visit to visit NHS staff in Scotland is "not essential".
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