Contaminated Blood Scandal 19 July 2022

Thank you very much, Mr Deputy Speaker, the Irish government established their compensation tribunal over 25 years ago.

Yet the UK government continues to leave victims facing death without even basic justice for the harm done to them and their families.

I would remind the Paymaster General, this urgent question is about interim payments.

So will he commit to at least move forward with the key recommendation, number 14, for interim payments now, rather than leaving victims and their families facing ongoing financial hardship?

Ministerial response: I cannot prejudge the matter at this stage for reasons I’ve already said.