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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10313: Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill)

Scottish National Party

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.