Contaminated Blood and Blood Products

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:51 am on 24th November 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Housing) 11:51 am, 24th November 2016

My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Why cannot lump sum payments be an alternative to regular payments? Why must the Government be grudging on these matters? This and previous Governments owe these people a huge debt of obligation. This should be a properly funded scheme and we should have a proper investigation to get to the truth of this terrible scandal, which is a stain on our country.