Hull MP backed by six party leaders in call for blood inquiry

SIX party leaders have signed a letter calling on Theresa May to set up a Hillsborough-style inquiry into blood contamination in a move led by Hull North MP Diana Johnson.

The letter argues recent revelations pointing to possible criminal conduct on the part of officials makes a full inquiry necessary into the events which saw patients infected with HIV and hepatitis from NHS-supplied blood products.

Latest estimates suggest more than 2,400 people have died as a result of the scandal.

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Party leaders in joint call for NHS contaminated blood inquiry

There should be an inquiry into the use of NHS contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s, six party leaders in the Commons have said in a letter.

Leaders of parties including Labour and the DUP told the PM victims “have a right to know what went wrong”.

At least 2,400 people are thought to have died after being given NHS blood products infected with hepatitis C and HIV.

Last week, Theresa May said ministers “will look at any new evidence”.

The letter to Mrs May was also signed by the leaders of the Lib Dems, SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

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