Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:36 pm on 22 March 2024.

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Photo of Kim Leadbeater Kim Leadbeater Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:36, 22 March 2024

I rise to present this petition on behalf of a number of constituents in Batley and Spen who have contacted me about the contaminated blood scandal, including Caroline Elliott from Liversedge and Jonathan Harvey from Birkenshaw. It states:

“The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to implement the recommendations in the Second Interim Report of the Infected Blood Inquiry without delay.

And the petitioners remain, etc.”

The Chancellor stated in Treasury questions just this week:

“The Government have an absolute moral responsibility, not just to pay the compensation owed, but to pay it as speedily as possible.”—[Official Report, 19 March 2024;
Vol. 747, c. 804.]

With two victims of the scandal dying on average every week, the Government must get on and finally deliver the long overdue justice that my constituents and families across the country deserve. It is on their behalf that I present this petition.

Following is the full text of the petition:

[The petition of residents of the United Kingdom

Declares that people who received infected blood and who have suffered as a consequence have, along with their families, waited far too long for redress.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to implement the recommendations in the Second Interim Report of the Infected Blood Inquiry without delay.

And the petitioners remain, etc.]

[P002943]