HEALTH – NHS CONTAMINATED BLOOD – 11 July 2017
Dr Julian Lewis: My constituent, Lesley Hughes, was infected with hepatitis C in 1970, but this was discovered only about three years ago. Will any consideration be given to those long years of suffering when the compensation scheme is put into effect?
[The Minister of State, Department of Health (Mr Philip Dunne): I offer my sympathy to my right hon. Friend’s constituent for the challenges she finds herself facing. We have to say at this point that it will be down to individuals to make their applications. We will respond to the consultation in due course. I strongly encourage my right hon. Friend to make representations on his constituent’s behalf to the inquiry when it is established.]