PRESS STATEMENT: Cabinet Office Statement Today

8th February 2018

RE: INFECTED BLOOD PUBLIC INQUIRY ANNOUNCEMENT

We today expect that the Cabinet Office will announce the name of the Judge who will Chair the Public Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal.

We welcome at long last the announcement of that Chair and look forward to working with them through consultation on the Inquiry’s mores specific Terms of Reference and other aspects.

Factor 8 is committed to putting the Truth on record about the Contaminated Blood Scandal and securing Justice & Recognition for those affected.

Jason Evans (Founder of Factor 8) said:

For too long those who were infected with Hepatitis C or Hepatitis C & HIV (AIDS) have been denied answers relating to the use of Factor VIII & IX concentrate products in the 1970’s/1980’s and the subsequent cover-up. I hope that this Inquiry and the concurrent Group Legal Action before the High Court will be able to finally deliver Justice and some form of closure for those affected.

Our group, other related groups and some 760 victims or bereaved family members are represent by Collins Solicitors - www.collinslaw.co.uk

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