Contaminated Blood and Blood Products

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:27 pm on 24th November 2016.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle 1:27 pm, 24th November 2016

On the need for some vehicle of inquiry into the background, in an intervention, I pointed out that, in the Irish Republic, the right to compensation was established in 1995. There was an Act in 1997, but it was following a tribunal of inquiry that the state admitted liability, so there was further legislation in 2002. The liability of the Irish state rested on the fact that the tribunal found that the state knew that there was a risk and carried it because the UK and others were prepared to carry the same risk.