25th October 2017 – FACTOR 8 CAMPAIGN UK BREAKS FRESH EVIDENCE
Sky News has today broken fresh evidence supplied to them by Factor 8 Campaign UK on the Contaminated Blood Scandal.
The recently unearthed Cabinet Office papers show that a former Secretary of State (John Moore) admitted in 1987 that arguments by victims that the Government’s failure to achieve self-sufficiency in Factor VIII in the 1970’s/1980’s led to Haemophiliacs being infected with HIV were “difficult to refute”. John Moore also says in the documents that the Government had implemented a “policy of not accepting any direct responsibility” and that the Government were seeking to use third parties to handle the issue as it “minimises Government intervention”, the Secretary of State was also somehow aware of legal advice that had been given to those affected.
The pages, which are taken from the Home and Social Affairs Committee's subcommittee on AIDS were published on November 4th 1987.
JJ Evans - “I had tracked down a pack of documents which until earlier this year had been held by HM Treasury concerning AIDS & Haemophiliacs. Five months later after my initial request and repeated reminders, HM Treasury finally made the pack available at the National Archives. Upon searching the file I discovered a small note inside advising that some Cabinet Office papers had been removed, and a handwritten reference number. Under the “30-year rule” the Cabinet Office have released the papers in question, which show that what the Government said privately was much different to the public line. The Government's public line is a false narrative which has continued ever since through to present day.”