Contaminated Blood Scandal: Interim Payments for Victims - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:53 pm on 20 July 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 3:53, 20 July 2022

My Lords, the purpose of asking Sir Robert Francis QC to work on the compensation framework while the inquiry was ongoing was so that we did not to have to wait for the results of that inquiry to do some of the thinking in this area and look at the right approach for these specific circumstances. I believe that that work produced 19 recommendations that the Government are now working through and looking at closely.