Archer Inquiry

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:29 pm on 1st July 2009.

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Photo of Brian Iddon Brian Iddon Labour, Bolton South East 4:29 pm, 1st July 2009

I am grateful to my hon. Friend. When I compared the Irish situation with the UK situation in the House the other day, she said:

“I cannot accept the comparison with Ireland, because the Irish blood transfusion service was found to be at fault, and that was not the case here.”—[Hansard, 23 June 2009; Vol. 494, c. 656.]

However, will she admit today that the Irish paid out without liability and before any tribunal had met to discuss the position? In addition, Crown immunity applied to the health services in Britain at that time.