Blood: Contamination

Department of Health written question – answered on 25th July 2016.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Labour, City of Chester

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal or other agreements the Government has with suppliers of contaminated blood products to provide for liability and compensatory efforts to support people who contracted illnesses as a result of the use of such products.

Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Labour, City of Chester

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been received by the public purse from suppliers of contaminated blood products to support compensation schemes for people adversely affected by the use of such products.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

There are no legal or other agreements in place between the Government and suppliers of contaminated blood products to provide support for those who contracted illnesses as a result of the use of such products. No money has been received by the Government from suppliers of such products to fund ex-gratia support.

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