Health: Contaminated Blood Products

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Manchester Lord Morris of Manchester Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WS 121—22), when the average annual payment made to the Macfarlane Trust's beneficiaries will be increased; whether payments will be back-dated to 20 May; and whether any payments made between 20 May and the date the new level is introduced will be discounted.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The Macfarlane Trust will be enabled to make flat rate payments to all infected beneficiaries of £12,800 per year with effect from 20 May 2009.

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