House of Commons
CONTAMINATED BLOOD INQUIRY
EDM #408
Tabled 16 October 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement of an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal; thanks the Rt. Rev James Jones, former Chair of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, for his voluntary help; supports the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood's statement to the Prime Minister about the inquiry on 3 October 2017; and in line with that statement, resolves that the Department of Health is implicated in the disaster, and thus cannot sponsor the inquiry, fund it in any way or oversee the consultation; notes that a statutory inquiry must be established under the Inquiries Act 2005; further notes that the inquiry must put families first, consulting those affected on the chair, panel and terms of reference ensuring they are supported by a public-facing, engaging and properly resourced inquiry secretariat; believes that the inquiry must be led by a panel in addition to a Chair, and the Chair need not necessarily be a judge, that people affected require assurance that the inquiry's conclusions are arrived at independently, without influence from implicated parties, that the inquiry's terms of reference must cover the aftermath of the scandal as well as the run-up to the scandal, including the ex gratia support scheme and allegations of a criminal cover-up; and resolves that the inquiry must not be inhibited by any likelihood of criminal or civil liability being inferred from facts it determines or recommendations it makes and that provided the above condition are satisfied, a Chair to the inquiry can be appointed in November 2017.

Signatures (53)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
02 November 2017
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
24 October 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
25 October 2017
Carden, Dan
Labour
26 October 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 October 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
16 November 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
19 October 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
24 October 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
18 October 2017
Hollern, Kate
Labour
24 October 2017
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
19 October 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
25 October 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
26 October 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
30 October 2017
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
20 October 2017
Matheson, Christian
Labour
18 October 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2017
Morden, Jessica
Labour
02 November 2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
19 October 2017
Ryan, Joan
Labour
26 October 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
20 October 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
25 October 2017
Snell, Gareth
Labour
01 November 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
07 November 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 October 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Twist, Liz
Labour
03 November 2017
Walker, Thelma
Labour
31 October 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
18 October 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
31 October 2017
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
30 October 2017
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