Victims & Families WILL now receive funding for legal representation

The Government has today apologised for its letter last Friday (23rd March) denying funding for legal representation during the consultation stage of the Public Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal.

Following the apology, Minister Chloe Smith has today committed in the House of Commons that Victims and Families will now be afforded legal representation during the consultation process.

The announcement comes after Factor 8 met last night with the Chair of the Inquiry (Sir Brian Langstaff) and the Inquiry team at The Cabinet Office to put forward its views on the Inquiry into Infected Blood Products.

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