Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry

– in the House of Commons at 4:47 pm on 16 May 2024.

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Photo of Samantha Dixon Samantha Dixon Opposition Whip (Commons) 4:47, 16 May 2024

I rise to present a petition on behalf of those in my constituency who have been affected by the contaminated blood scandal, including my constituent Neil Brown, who has sadly died while waiting for justice. I want to pay tribute to all campaigners, including, of course, my right hon. Friend Dame Diana Johnson. The petition 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.”

Following is the full text of the petition:

[The petition of residents of the constituency of the City of Chester,

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

[P002990]

Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth

I also rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents, which calls for the implementation of the recommendations of the second interim report of the infected blood inquiry—in particular, the payment of interim compensation to those who have been infected and affected, whose families have suffered enough.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth,

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

[P002982]