Read a summary of this week’s inquiry evidence

Written by Jessica Bomford, September 24, 2022

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has continued to look at government decision-making in relation to blood safety.

There were three days of evidence, beginning with a presentation about government decision-making and the response of government in Scotland. There was remote evidence from career civil servant John Canavan, who worked in the Department of Health’s Blood Policy Unit and was the administrative secretary for the Advisory Committee on the Virological Safety of Blood between 1989 and 1994.

Finally, Baroness Dawn Primarolo, pictured, gave evidence about her time as Public Health Minister between 2007 and 2009 with specific focus on the government’s response to the Archer Inquiry in 2009. 

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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