Blood: Contamination:Written question - 45753

Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)

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Asked on: 08 September 2016
Department of Health
Blood: Contamination
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's paper, Infected Blood: Government Response to Consultation on Reform of Financial and Other Support, published in July 2016, whether it is planned that the new single trust set to be established in 2017-18 will receive all funds held in reserves by the Caxton Foundation, the Eileen Trust and Macfarlane Trust; and how much is held in reserves by each of those charities.
Answered by: Nicola Blackwood
Answered on: 13 September 2016

There will be a new scheme administrator combining the functions of the existing schemes into a single scheme going forward. The new scheme administrator will become operational in the financial year 2017/18 and the current bodies will operate until then. We are working on transition plans and would hope that the charities would use any reserves to support beneficiaries. Details of reserves are published in the Annual Accounts.

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