Infected Blood Inquiry Launches

On 2nd July 2018 the Infected Blood Inquiry was officially established and the Terms of Reference were announced in an oral statement to the House of Commons by the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

The Inquiry Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.

The next stage of the Inquiry will be to gather evidence leading up to the opening hearing which are due to take place between 24th and 26th September 2018.

We advise those affected by the Scandal to contact Collins Solicitors for free legal advice and representation.

Speaking for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington MP said:

This inquiry is a priority for the Government, and I have assured Sir Brian that the Cabinet Office will provide all the resources and support that the inquiry needs to meet the demanding timescales that are essential in order to meet the expectations of people affected by this tragedy, who have already waited so long for answers. The inquiry will have much to do over the coming months, and I am sure it will waste no time in getting started. The first stages of the inquiry will be critical for obtaining evidence, including witness statements from people who have been infected and affected. The inquiry will use this evidence to help to uncover what happened and why. It will hold its preliminary hearings in September at Church House, London, where core participants will be able to set out their priorities for the inquiry. My exchange of correspondence with Sir Brian and the full terms of reference have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses, and I commend this statement to the House.
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