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Statement on the infected blood inquiry: 2 July 2018

2 July 2018 (updated on 2 July 2018)

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David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office, made a statement in the House of Commons today on the Infected Blood Inquiry.

In the statement, David Lidington informed the House that "this inquiry is a priority for the Government" and that "the geographical scope of the inquiry is UK-wide. The inquiry will look at issues relating to the whole of the UK, as well as regionally."

In response, Christian Matheson MP claimed  "today’s statement is a sign of progress, but it is also an indicator of how delayed this whole process has been. It is a year since the inquiry was announced and six months since responsibility was, rightly, transferred to the Cabinet Office, yet we are only now getting details of its sittings and terms of reference."

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