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 Berridge Baroness Berridge Conservative 3:53, 20 July 2022

My Lords, as the noble Baroness pointed out, we are a little bit in the dark, not having had the Answer repeated. Will my noble friend please outline whether this is a situation where it would be appropriate for a low-level interim payment of a modest amount to be paid across the board, obviously not reflecting blame? It is clear that time is of the essence here for people, and paying out a few tens of thousands would make an enormous difference to most families.