Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry

Part of National Networks National Policy Statement – in the House of Commons at 5:03 pm on 26 March 2024.

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Photo of Allan Dorans Allan Dorans Scottish National Party, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 5:03, 26 March 2024

I rise to present this petition, owing to the Budget’s failure to allocate any money to those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal. The final compensation recommendations were made by Sir Brian Langstaff, the chair of the infected blood public inquiry, in April 2023. This House voted in December to establish a body to pay compensation, as an amendment to the Victims and Prisoners Bill. With two victims of the scandal dying every week, on average, justice delayed is justice denied.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of the constituency of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

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.