PM orders inquiry into contaminated blood scandal

PM orders inquiry into contaminated blood scandal

PM orders inquiry into contaminated blood scandal

The total of 2,400 victims is thought to include many haemophiliacs who died from Hepatitis C and AIDS-related illnesses after receiving contaminated blood products from the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s.

It could be a public Hillsborough-style inquiry or a judge-led statutory inquiry, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed.

At the weekend, Labour's Andy Burnham told Sky News he was prepared to go the police if the Government failed to act. He gave examples of tests being conducted on patients without their knowledge or consent, and said results from the tests were withheld for years, even decades.

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It came just hours before MPs held an emergency debate on the contaminated blood scandal.

After the disastrous election campaign, Mrs May has been left with a wafer-thin majority in the Commons following her £1.5bn confidence and supply deal with the DUP.

The Prime Minister's spokesman said it was "necessary to determine the causes of this awful injustice" after new evidence came to light about the scandal.

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The inquiry comes after leaders from all of Britain's main political parties, except the ruling Conservatives, wrote a joint letter to May demanding an investigation into the issue.

In 2015 former prime minister David Cameron apologized to the victims' families following a report into the scandal, but victims and families of those who died complained that the report was a "whitewash".

"It is going to be a wide-ranging inquiry".

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And said the PM had always insisted that the government would look at new evidence - but declined to say if any had triggered the latest move.

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