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Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry

Volume 748: debated on Friday 19 April 2024

I rise to present a petition on behalf of everyone affected by the infected blood scandal, particularly those who are my constituents in West Lancashire. I pay particular tribute to my constituent Rosemary Kirk, who bravely shared with me her story of how she lost her mother to this scandal, and to my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson), who has fought tirelessly for justice for those infected and affected. I also thank the Terrence Higgins Trust for its work in this area, and for its help and support to me on this issue. Too little movement has been made since we voted on this matter last December.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of the constituency of West Lancashire,

Declares that people who received infected blood and who have suffered as a consequence have, along with their families, waited far too long for redress.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to implement the recommendations in the Second Interim Report of the Infected Blood Inquiry without delay.

And the petitioners remain, etc.