Contaminated Blood and Blood Products

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:14 pm on 24th November 2016.

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Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins Conservative, Louth and Horncastle 12:14 pm, 24th November 2016

I thank my right hon. Friend and Diana Johnson for the work that they have done. One of my constituents is co-infected with many conditions as a result of receiving contaminated blood. It has affected literally every part of his body and his life. He worries that he may lose up to £6,000 in discretionary payments and that the cost of his many treatments may count against him in the settlement. We know that our hon. Friend the Minister is listening carefully, so will my right hon. Friend join me in urging her to look carefully at those concerns so that the Government can do the right thing?