One of my constituents sadly contracted hepatitis C from a botched blood bag in the 1980s. She died last year, 7 weeks before interim compensation was paid and her daughter and carer has been left with nothing. She wrote to me last year about how angry she was that the Government had grudgingly decided to pay interim compensation after her mother had died.
In addition to all the horrors that my constituent and her mother went through, the daughter is not eligible for compensation as she is not a bereaved partner. This month the Government gave a statement in Parliament on the Infected Blood Inquiry and I got to ask the Minister if he thought this was fair. Unfortunately, my constituent is just one of thousands of those affected by the appalling scandal and the failure over many years to deliver justice.