Health: Contaminated Blood Products

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Manchester Lord Morris of Manchester Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the Department of Health memoranda from 1985 about patients with haemophilia who contracted HIV and hepatitis C from blood transfusions, as reported in the Guardian on 23 March.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The three documents quoted in the Guardian article of 23 March 2010 are publicly available on the Department's website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Freedomofinformation/Freedomofinformationpublicationschemefeedback/FOIreleases/DH_076693

They can be found in the file marked "Vol.79 June 1978-February 1996". The department is committed to releasing all relevant documents held from the period 1970 to 1985. Over 5,500 documents have been placed on the department's website since 2006.

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