Amendment 119HA (to Amendment 119F)

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (3rd Day) – in the House of Lords at 7:30 pm on 30 April 2024.

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Baroness Brinton:

Moved by Baroness Brinton

119HA: Leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—“(1) The amount of a payment under the infected blood compensation scheme is to be determined in accordance with a framework of tariff-based compensation for eligible infected and affected persons, at rates which broadly take account of but are not limited by current practice in courts and tribunals across the UK and sums payable in other UK compensation schemes, and allowing an assessed basis for defined financial losses.(1A) The rates of compensation in the framework under subsection (1) must be based on the advice of the independent clinical and legal panels and set by the Chair, adopting the measures set out in Recommendation 5 of the Infected Blood Inquiry’s Second Interim Report.(1B) The awards which may be claimed under the tariff- based compensation under subsection (1) framework must be as defined at Recommendation 6 of the Infected Blood Inquiry Second Interim Report. (2) In assessing compensation under the scheme, no account should be taken of any past support payments made under other support schemes or their predecessors.”

Photo of Baroness Brinton Baroness Brinton Liberal Democrat

My Lords, I am very grateful for everything the Minister has said to the House, including going through all the amendments in detail, and in particular for his offer to meet. I thank all the infected blood community organisations and people who have been working with many Peers around the House for their contributions. Six petitions on infected blood compensation were presented in the House of Commons today. That is how important this is. They are very keen that my Amendment 119HA, which summarises the key issues in Sir Brian Langstaff’s interim report, is voted on and those issues heard. On that basis, I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 67, Noes 175.

Division number 5 Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 119HA (to Amendment 119F)

Aye: 65 Members of the House of Lords

No: 173 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment 119HA disagreed.

Amendments 119J and 119K (as amendments to Amendment 119F) not moved.

Amendment 119F agreed.