Contaminated Blood - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:04 pm on 29th January 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Meacher Baroness Meacher Crossbench 6:04 pm, 29th January 2018

My Lords, can the Minister assure the House that the different groups of sufferers within this community will all be consulted by the chair and the panel? There are widows, people who are still suffering, people with HIV and people who do not have HIV and they have all been treated differently and in many cases grossly inadequately over the years. This is one of the concerns. People do not want the Haemophilia Society to be the one group that is consulted, because people from these different situations want to speak for themselves. I would like to think that the Haemophilia Society reflects everyone’s interests, but I absolutely respect the wishes of the different groupings. That assurance would be very helpful to them.