Blood: Contamination

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th January 2017.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Conservative, North East Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on incorporating current discretionary support payments into the new scheme for victims of contaminated blood; and if he will make a statement.

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

The new infected blood payment scheme will contain a discretionary element.

The three existing discretionary schemes will remain in place until the new scheme administrator is in place later in 2017. This will ensure a smooth handover of the discretionary elements under the new scheme.

Further details of the discretionary support scheme will be provided in advance of the new scheme being set up.

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