Contaminated Blood and Blood Products

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:36 pm on 24th November 2016.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health) 12:36 pm, 24th November 2016

The hon. Gentleman mentioned a Hillsborough-style inquiry. Like Diana Johnson, I should like the Government to consider that. I took up the case of Ms Sullivan-Weeks’s stepfather, who received unheated Scottish blood products in England after they had been withdrawn in Scotland because there was a time lag in England. We do not know how many people were affected in that way, but he ended up dying. That prompts a particular sense of injustice. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that that is another reason why a Hillsborough-style inquiry is necessary?