§ Lord Morris of Manchester
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What representations they have received from the Haemophilia Society concerning the Written Answer given by the Baroness Hayman on 15 June (WA 18) about the distinction made between people with haemophilia infected with HIV and hepatitis C respectively during NHS treatment; and what action they are taking in response to these representations. [HL3354]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Hayman)
We have received a letter from the Haemophilia Society on this issue. However, the representations made by the society have not convinced the Government to alter their decision that haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis C through National Health Service treatment should not receive special payments. I will write to my noble friend addressing the specific points made by the Haemophilia Society.