Contaminated Blood and Blood Products

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:01 pm on 24th November 2016.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle 1:01 pm, 24th November 2016

The House has been misinformed on this point a number of times in previous debates, and it is important to point out that the compensation scheme in the Irish Republic was established even before liability was acknowledged. The tribunal system and the compensation scheme were set up, and the subsequent acknowledgment of liability simply affected the quantum. The fact of compensation had already been established, and that is what is still missing in the UK.