Contaminated Blood and Blood Products

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:10 pm on 24th November 2016.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Scottish National Party, Glasgow South West 1:10 pm, 24th November 2016

That is very important. It is also up to us, as Members, to raise that issue with our constituents through newsletters and all the rest of it. The hon. Gentleman is right that there are people who lost their partners years ago and do not know about the scheme. I thank him for his intervention and I hope the Minister will consider that point.

There are clear points to address because we must ensure that the compensation is not subject to tax, as that would be ludicrous. We must also deal with the issue of the death certificates. Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to speak. I thank all hon. Members who have contributed to this first-class debate.