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Public Inquiry

Haemophilia Wales has continued to  campaign for a Public Inquiry into contaminated blood to get to the Truth about what happened in the 1970s and 1980s.

There has been significant progress:

March 2016 David Cameron, Prime Minister apologised for the contaminated blood disaster

December 2016 Vaughn Gethin Welsh Cabinet Secretary Health wrote to Lord O’Shaughnessey in support of a UK wide Public Inquiry

January 2017: Welsh Assembly Government voted unanimously in favour of a full UK wide Public Inquiry into contaminated blood

March 2017: Julie Morgan AM, Chair of the Cross Party Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood wrote to Lord O’Shaugnessey calling for a Public Inquiry in order to establish the facts relating to the contamination of the blood supply and to enable the families of the affected to understand how this disaster could have occurred.

April 2017: Lord Shaughnessey replied refusing to hold a Public Inquiry and subsequently a letter of Claim was sent by Welsh Legal team with a view to securing a Judicial Review of the response.

July 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May announced a UK wide Public Inquiry into contaminated blood

August 2017: Haemophilia Wales and the Cross Party Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood made a submission to the Department of Health for a Statutory Judge led Public Inquiry.

November 2017: Haemophilia Wales and the Cross Party Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood made a submission to the Cabinet Office for a Statutory Judge led Public Inquiry.

January 2018 Justice Brian Langstaff announced as Chair of the Public Inquiry

 

This is the link to the Infected Blood Inquiry website

https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/