Contaminated Blood: Parliament This Week

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Pete Wishart

Contaminated Blood discussions in Scotland 16/10/17.

SNP MP Pete Wishart asked The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health what discussions had been had with Scotland concerning the Public Inquiry into Contaminated Blood. Jackie Doyle-Price responded by saying that "I had a teleconference on Wednesday 19 July with Shona Robison MSP, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. The Government is committed to consulting the devolved administrations on the contaminated blood inquiry. United Kingdom Government officials are in regular contact with officials in the devolved administrations about the inquiry."[1]

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Kwasi Kwarteng

Publishing Inquiry consultation responses 16/10/17.

Kwasi asked the Government if they will publish the responses received from the Consultation into the Contaminated Blood Public Inquiry. The Consultation has now closed. Responding, Jackie Doyle-Price said that: "The Government has committed to providing a further update to the House after the consultation closes on 18 October. This update will include a summary of responses to the consultation received. All consultation responses will be passed on to the independent inquiry once established."[2]

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Julian Sturdy

Plans to provide justice 17/10/17.

Conservative MP Julian Sturdy asked what plans the Government has to provide justice to those affected by the Contaminated Blood Scandal, bizarrely answering an entirely different question all together, Jackie Doyle-Price said that: "The Government is consulting on the scope, format and sponsorship of the inquiry into contaminated blood until 18 October 2017. The Government will provide a further update to the House after the consultation closes."[3]