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Diana Johnson follows up on points raised in the Contaminated Blood debate

Following last week’s debate in the House of Commons on Contaminated Blood support, Diana Johnson has written to the Minister Lord Prior to follow up on the points raised.

Her letter touches on seven points in particular. She asks for further detail on the proposals for the new scheme administrators and reiterates opposition to a profit-making private firm running the new scheme.

She has asked for more information on the evidence that will be needed to show a causal link between a beneficiary’s infection and their death. However, ideally she asks that this should not be factor in entitlement for these payments.

In the debate the Minister stated that ‘the aim of the support scheme is that no one will be worse off’. Diana has asked for a guarantee that no one will be worse off under the new scheme.

If there is underspend in any year of the five-year period this should be carried over to the following year. The letter asks what will happen at the end of the five-year period and how money spent this will be tracked transparently by government.

Additionally, the letter raises the situation of people infected with over viruses, passporting to DWP benefits, the money from the sale of the Government’s stake in Plasma Resources UK and the Haemophilia Society’s analysis of the support budget.

Jefferson Courtney



  1. Jbritton 2 years ago 29 November 2016

    People contaminated by blood transfusions need the same support even though they haven’t got the Haemophillia Soceity fighting their cause . Therefore in the interests of all victims CBC should be involved in all negotiations and policy amendments in my view .

  2. Ian Jones 2 years ago 29 November 2016

    I gain £251/year so I suppose you cant class me as not being ‘worse off’. If I had been infected in Scotland by the same NHS service, probably the same product, I would be £14,500/year BETTER off.

  3. Mrs k wilson 2 years ago 29 November 2016

    What about the parents of sons that have died after being infected with HIV HepC,All ere infected with the same viruses all suffered ,all should get the same amount

  4. Robert Walker 2 years ago 3 January 2017

    As an English Haemophiliac infected with both HIV and HCV I will be £7000 per year ” worse off ” than my Scottish peers and more importantly my wife will be £25000 a year “worse off ” than a Scottish widow when I die. How do you justify that !

  5. M Kenwright 2 years ago 1 June 2017

    A Very good letter, but being under oath will not stop these people lying about what happened and why over 2000 people are now dead as a direct result of poisoning by the NHS, and those who have continued to hide the truth.