Today will signal the end of the highly criticised and delayed consultation by the Department of Health on the Inquiry to be held into Contaminated Blood Products. It is almost certain that the overwhelming response from victims, campaigners, lawyers and others will be that there should be a Statutory Inquiry under the 2005 act, the DH should play no part other than giving evidence and that a chair should be appointed as soon as possible.
Our Thunderclap campaign will go live today, broadcasting the message that the Contaminated Blood Inquiry must be fairly run, that means not being run by the liable Department. https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/62444-contaminated-blood-scandal
MP's will be returning to the House of Commons following party conferences and will no doubt be putting forward views on the nature of the Contaminated Blood Inquiry in the final week before the Department of Health consultation ends. It is expected the views to be put forward will be much the same as those that have already been made clear since July.