Blood: Contamination:Written question - 15030

Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 12 February 2020
Blood: Contamination
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding is available through the Scottish Government for victims of contaminated blood.
Answered by: Steve Barclay
Answered on: 24 February 2020

Following UK government decisions at Spending Round 2019, the Scottish Government benefited from an increase of over £1.3 billion in the Barnett-based block grant, which will therefore increase to £34.5 billion in 2020-21. This is the biggest day-to-day funding settlement for Scotland in a decade.

It is for the Scottish Government to allocate this funding across their devolved responsibilities, including to victims of contaminated blood if they so choose.

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