Date lodged: 13 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to clarify the position of the UK Government regarding Scottish input into the UK-wide inquiry into contaminated blood.
Answered by: Shona Robison 8 August 2017
Following the announcement, the Scottish Government contacted the Department of Health to seek further information about the proposed inquiry. I then wrote to the Secretary of State for Health on 17 July to seek further clarification regarding the scope of the UK Inquiry and its implications for Scotland. I also had an initial telephone discussion on these matters with Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Minister for Mental Health and Care for England, on 19 July.