Blood: Contamination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Labour, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK Government has accepted responsibility for the contaiminated blood products that were imported from the US during the 1970s and 1980s that caused some people in the UK to be infected with both HIV and Hepatitis.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In July 2017 the Prime Minister announced a full public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act 2005, to conduct an independent review of all the events surrounding the tragedy of infection with blood products.

Following a consultation, the Inquiry’s wide ranging, and United Kingdom-wide terms of reference were presented to Parliament by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Rt. hon David Lidington MP), and published in July 2018.

Those terms of reference include to “…identify…any individual responsibilities, as well as organisational and systemic failures.”

Further information is available on the Inquiry’s website at the following link:

https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/

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