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Haemophilia Scotland and SIBF receive reply from the Prime Minister

Shortly after the Infected Blood Inquiry Preliminary Hearings, Haemophilia Scotland and the Scottish Infected Blood Forum (SIBF) wrote to the Prime Minister.

In our letter we urged her to facilitate the Scottish Government becoming a Core Participant in the Infected Blood Inquiry.  We also urged her to find an opportunity to demonstrate her personal commitment to the Inquiry and to infected and affected people.

We have just received a reply which you can read in full here.

In her reply, the Prime Minister tells us she,

  • acknowledges the “terrible human cost of this scandal.”
  • is pleased that the Scottish Government successfully applied for Core Participant status.
  • is grateful to the representatives who met with Jackie Doyle-Price MPs and David Lidington MP to discuss financial support.
  • set up the Inquiry because “the victims of this tragedy who have endured so much pain and hardship deserve answers.”
  • will continue to follow the work of the Inquiry.
  • assures us that “all those infected and affected will be listened to.”


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