The Infected Blood Inquiry

Part of 4. Topical Questions – in the Senedd at 3:33 pm on 22 May 2024.

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Photo of Mabon ap Gwynfor Mabon ap Gwynfor Plaid Cymru 3:33, 22 May 2024

(Translated)

Thank you for that response. I want to begin by adding my voice to those who have congratulated and thanked the survivors of this scandal, their families and supporters, who have had to campaign for far too long for justice. This was a scandal that could easily have been avoided. As the report from the inquiry has said, this was no accident; it was not misfortune. People received infected blood from people who knew the blood had been infected. It is a direct result of systemic failures, following a conspiracy to conceal the truth and information in order to protect reputations, and is the result of a lack of transparency and the failure of politicians and senior officials to acknowledge fault. It is an absolutely damning report and there are lessons to be learnt by all of us.