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Post Office Governance and Horizon Compensation Schemes - Statement (21 Feb 2024)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...next Budget? Although Monday’s Statement and today’s repeat are rightly about the Post Office, people’s faith in government has already been damaged by scandals such as Hillsborough, infected blood, Bloody Sunday and Windrush. Victims of other scandals—especially the contaminated blood scandal—feel that they need to ask whether they have been the victims of deliberate inaction as...

Post Office Governance and Horizon Compensation Schemes (19 Feb 2024)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...payments be specifically itemised in the upcoming Budget? The Secretary of State will also understand that following the story at the weekend, victims of other scandals—especially of the contaminated blood scandal—feel that they need to ask whether they have been the victims of deliberate inaction. Will the Government provide assurances that no such obstruction has been placed on any...

UK Economy (19 Feb 2024)

Diana R. Johnson: The economy is in recession and the consequences for the public finances are not the fault of those people infected and affected through the contaminated blood scandal, the largest treatment disaster in the NHS. I was hoping to ask the Chancellor this question, but can the Minister confirm whether money has already been ringfenced to pay compensation to those people, as set out in the final...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 124 (13 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: ...’ concerns about the scope of the inquiry. Much more recently—indeed, just last week the Minister and I had a conversation privately about this—the Government announced the new chair of the contaminated blood compensation technical panel. Within two days, victims and their families had raised concerns about them and whether they would be truly independent. Let me be very clear that I...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 123A (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Wills: ...justice for it and who still suffer the consequence of it, such as those postmasters whose lives were wrecked by the Horizon scandal, and those whose lives were devastated by the transfusion of contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s or by nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s. This amendment provides a trigger mechanism for such an appointment of the independent public advocate, as it...

Business of the House ( 8 Feb 2024)

Clive Efford: May I add my call for a statement from the Paymaster General about the contaminated blood scandal on the day we get back after the recess? I am delighted that the Leader of the House has announced two weeks of business for when we return the week after next, but we have been promised that the football Bill is imminent and it does not appear in the business for those two weeks, and there is...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 119A ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lord Wills: ...it is perverse to exclude from such support, which is outlined in the Bill the sub-postmasters whose lives were wrecked by the Horizon scandal, for example, or those whose lives were devastated by contaminated blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s, or by nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s. These are all catastrophic events that have, in some cases, become apparent only over quite a...

Treasury: Infected Blood Compensation: Funding ( 6 Feb 2024)

Clive Efford: Whether he has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential cost to the Exchequer of compensation for people infected and affected by contaminated blood and blood products.

Treasury: Topical Questions ( 6 Feb 2024)

Diana R. Johnson: The Chancellor knows jolly well that in April 2023 Sir Brian Langstaff made his final recommendations on compensation for those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal. The Chancellor also gave evidence in July to Sir Brian and said that work was under way. In December, this House voted for a compensation body to be set up. I would like the Chancellor to answer my question,...

Victims of Road Traffic Offences: Criminal Justice System — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (30 Jan 2024)

Jonathan Gullis: ...what was being said. Claire had to spend weeks—actually, months—not knowing what had caused the death of her six-year-old daughter. That was because John Owen was in a coma, and even though his blood had been taken without his consent, as is allowed under the provisions in legislation, the blood itself could not be tested unless he awoke from his coma and gave his consent. What seems...

Business of the House (25 Jan 2024)

Diana R. Johnson: It is Thursday, so we have another question on contaminated blood. As the Government had Sir Brian’s recommendations on what compensation should be paid in April 2023, and we were repeatedly told that the Government were working at pace to be ready for the original November announcement of the final report, can we now please have a statement from the Minister about what progress has been...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Blood: Contamination (23 Jan 2024)

Mark Hendrick: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to help ensure that all those affected by contaminated blood receive appropriate compensation; and what is his planned timetable for finalising the compensation framework.

Business of the House (18 Jan 2024)

Penny Mordaunt: ...one today in captivity. I also wish both His Majesty the King and Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales a speedy recovery. I thank the hon. Lady for again raising the important issue of infected blood. This session follows Cabinet Office questions, in which a number of things were placed on record both by the Paymaster General and by Members. I again remind the House that the...

Cabinet Office: Infected Blood Inquiry (18 Jan 2024)

Peter Bottomley: ...understand that Sir Robert Francis and Sir Brian Langstaff have made it absolutely clear that the final report will say nothing more about compensation? It is not just the victims of the infected blood scandal who matter; so do the families of those who have already died—they are dying as well. May I say, on behalf of the all-party parliamentary group on haemophilia and contaminated...

Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2024)

Jessica Morden: As others have said this morning, every week victims of the contaminated blood scandal will die as we wait for the final report. We know the will of the House on this. Why do constituents have to wait any longer for the compensation scheme? Yes, it is complex, but the Government have been repeatedly challenged on getting on with this and they are still not doing it. We need it urgently.

Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jan 2024)

Chris Stephens: The Leader of the House last week correctly described the contaminated blood scandal as “on another level” compared with other scandals. Sir Brian Langstaff has announced today the publication of the final report of the infected blood inquiry, and he reminds us: “My principal recommendation remains that a compensation scheme should be set up with urgency. No-one should be in any doubt...

Post Office (Horizon System) Compensation Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (16 Jan 2024)

Lord Cormack: ...10 or a dozen rogues go free than that an innocent man or woman is punished. But we have to recognise that this is not the only scandal. I suppose we really ought to urge ITV to do a series on the contaminated blood scandal and on Windrush. This is one of a number, although I believe it to be the worst, in both numbers and content—but it is not the only one. We in this House, and our...

Business of the House (11 Jan 2024)

Florence Eshalomi: ...Post Office scandal and the delayed justice involved will be familiar to many people, including my constituents, who have been caught up in similar outrageous scandals from Grenfell to Windrush to contaminated blood. In each case Ministers tell them that there is nothing they can do, until they are forced into action by public shame. Will the Leader of the House please allow Government...

Horizon: Compensation and Convictions - Statement (10 Jan 2024)

Lord Fox: ...It is a terrible saga, but it has demonstrated characteristics of other sagas we have seen. For example, the process of compensating the victims of the Windrush scandal has been achingly slow. The contaminated blood scandal has dragged on and on. Another terrible example is the way the Hillsborough tragedy victims have been denied justice. There is a pattern of denial, cover-up, and then...

Post Office Horizon Scandal (10 Jan 2024)

George Howarth: ...and the administrative matters ought to be concluded, so that people might gain some reassurance that this is not going to drag on for a very long time like, for instance, the Hillsborough and contaminated blood scandals?


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