Contaminated Blood Inquiry: Point of Order 23/10/19

Point’s of Order are reserved for calling out MP’s or Minister’s that have not given the correct facts in the Chamber. On October 23rd, I asked for clarification in response to my question to the Cabinet Office that morning in relation to the victims of the Contaminated Blood Scandal.

The full text of my question is below.

Philippa Whitford

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. In response to my question this morning about compensation for the victims of the contaminated blood scandal, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General suggested that the Government were waiting for

“the determination of legal liability, to which the inquiry’s deliberations relate”,

but surely he must recognise that under the Inquiries Act 2005 a public inquiry cannot determine liability, so how can I call for the Minister for the Cabinet Office to correct the answer that he gave?