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Blood: Contamination

Question for Department of Health

UIN 37036, tabled on 18 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the current scheme of discretionary top-up payments provided by the Macfarlane Trust to its beneficiaries will be removed as a result of the Government's proposed changes to its scheme of support for people affected by contaminated blood.

Answered on

27 May 2016

The consultation on reforming the current payment schemes for those affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C through National Health Service-supplied blood/blood products closed on 15 April. The analyses of responses are still being considered by Ministers and no decisions on changes to the schemes have been taken. An announcement will be made in due course.