Infected Blood Inquiry: Compensation debate in Parliament – get your MP involved!
It is almost two months since Sir Brian Langstaff, Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry recommended that a compensation scheme should be set up immediately and begin its work this year. Since then, there’s been no substantial response from the UK government. This is most concerning and causing unnecessary stress and anxiety to those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal.
Haemophilia Scotland has made representations to the Inquiry calling on the Chair of the Inquiry to use his powers to require Ministers to explain their intentions.
Additionally there will be a debate about compensation in the House of Commons on Thursday 22 June. This has been initiated by the All Party Parliamentary Committee on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood (APPG).
It is important that this debate is supported by MPs from the UK Parliament in order to emphasise to the Government the need for action now.