§ Mr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many payments have been made to non-haemophiliacs infected with HIV as a result of NHS blood/tissue transfers, or to families of the deceased, following the announcement by his Department on 17 February that special provisions would be made.
§ Mr. Sackville
The first applications for payment were received by the Department on 12 May. Applications are being considered individually and decisions will be made as soon as possible.