Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour’s Shadow
Minister for Public Health, responding
to recent developments on the inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal, said:
“The Government is running roughshod
over the affected community, who have campaigned for justice for so long.
“The community have not been
sufficiently consulted on the terms of reference of the inquiry and the
Government has left open the possibility that the Department of Health could
lead on it, despite the Department’s role in the contaminated blood scandal.
“Over recent days there has been
growing opposition from the affected community, campaigners, organisations and
MPs from across Parliament. The Department of Health should have no involvement
in the inquiry and it should be transferred to another Department.
"Ministers must now keep
their promises, place the affected community genuinely at the centre of
this inquiry, and ensure their views are taken seriously.”
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