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Blood: Contamination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL10455, tabled on 2 October 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government how many individuals who died as a consequence of infection from contaminated blood were (1) refused compensation payments, and (2) awaiting compensation payments granted, under the Infected Blood Support Scheme.

Answered on

16 October 2023

The various Infected Blood Support Schemes in the United Kingdom have provided ex gratia support payments rather than compensation. Interim compensation payments were made by the Infected Blood Interim Compensation Payment Scheme administered on behalf of the Government by the administrators of the UK infected blood support schemes (and in Scotland by the Scottish Ministers in conjunction with the administrators of the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme).

The information requested concerning support scheme payments is not available.