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 Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North 11:51 am, 24th November 2016

I will now conclude. I know that in later speeches hon. Members will want to raise the deeply moving stories of their constituents. It is those stories that have led me to campaign on this issue over many years, and I am always mindful of the struggles faced by my constituent Glen Wilkinson. Glen was diagnosed with hepatitis C after a routine tooth operation in the 1980s, when he was just 19. He has had to live with the virus all his life and is still waiting for proper recognition of how it has affected him. I hope that the Minister and the Government will now work to ensure that Glen and others can live the rest of their lives in dignity.