125525 - Blood: Contamination (Answered)

Nigel Dodds
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the inquiry into contaminated blood under the Inquiries Act 2005.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The contaminated blood scandal was an appalling tragedy that should never have happened. The Inquiry is a priority for Government. The Inquiry and its Chair, once appointed, will want to engage with victims all over the UK. The Parliamentary Secretary has confirmed that she will write to you directly about how Government will consult the Northern Ireland Executive and Civil Service under the Inquiries Act 2005.