Read a summary of this week’s inquiry evidence

Written by Jessica Bomford, July 17, 2022

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has been dominated by discussions on compensation, the inner workings of government and the role of the Civil Service. 

The inquiry heard two days of evidence from Sir Robert Francis QC, author of the independent Infected Blood Compensation Study which set out a proposed framework for how compensation could be paid by the government to those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal.

There was evidence from Andy Burnham, pictured, the current Mayor of Greater Manchester and former Health Secretary from 2009 to 2010 who has become a prominent voice in support of those impacted by contaminated blood products. Alan Milburn, who was Health Secretary from 1999 to 2003, also gave evidence. Rowena Jecock worked as a civil servant in the Department of Health between 1998 and 2017 and told the inquiry about her work in its CJD team and, later, its Blood Policy Unit at the time of the Archer Inquiry.

Click here for a summary of this week’s evidence.

Transcripts of inquiry evidence are available here. A weekly summary of previous hearings can be found here.

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