Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:45 pm on 22 April 2024.

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Photo of Michael Shanks Michael Shanks Shadow Minister (Scotland) 11:45, 22 April 2024

I rise to present a petition on behalf of those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal, in particular my constituent Richard Gilmour, who was infected in 1974 through a blood transfusion. He has had to undergo multiple medical procedures since and says that he is lucky to still be alive. Like all those infected, he suffers chronic fatigue and other symptoms, and he deserves justice without further delay. The Government must act now.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of the constituency of Rutherglen and Hamilton West,

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.