Blood: Contamination

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 24 May 2024.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that every family who lost a relative from infected blood is compensated.

Photo of John Glen John Glen The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

It is important that the Scheme recognises the immense suffering endured by people whose lives and families have been impacted by infected blood. Affected persons will be eligible for compensation in their own right where their case is linked to that of a person eligible under the compensation scheme. This includes affected partners; children; parents; siblings; and other friends and family members who cared for loved ones with an infection without reward or remuneration. Where a person has multiple family members who have been infected, multiple injury awards will be made to reflect the scale of their loss.

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