Blood: Contamination

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to announce the compensation arrangements for those affected by contaminated blood supplied by the NHS.

Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial support mechanisms for people affected by contaminated blood.

Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on providing compensation for people with haemophilia who were infected with contaminated blood during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

We intend to update the House on our intention to consult on reforming the current system of ex-gratia financial support for people infected with, or affected by, HIV and/or hepatitis C as a result of treatment with National Health Service supplied blood or blood products prior to September 1991. Work on this is ongoing.

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