The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood is a dynamic cross-party group, bringing together an increasing number of MPs and Peers.
Its aim is to raise awareness of haemophilia, bleeding disorders and the contaminated blood tragedy issues amongst parliamentarians and influence legislation and policy to improve the lives of the affected community.
It offers the opportunity to hear directly from people with bleeding disorders including those who were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C via their NHS treatment in the 1970’s and 80’s and supports members to ask questions and participate in debates and Parliamentary meetings on these issues.
On the 28 September 2015, Diana Johnson MP wrote to the Prime Minister on behalf of the APPG on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood, to ask about progress with the reform of the existing financial arrangements, and also to ask him about the decision to insist that any additional compensation will have to be entirely funded from within the Department of Health's core budget. Read the correspondence.
The Inaugural Election of Officers and first meeting of the APPG in the New Parliament took place on Wednesday 3rd June 2015. Read the minutes of the meeting (PDF).
Read the most up-to-date list of members of Parliament who have signed up to the APPG (PDF).
Following the publication of the Penrose Inquiry in March 2015, the Group issued a statement. Read the statement (PDF).
The Group has recently undertaken an Inquiry into the current support for those affected by the contaminated blood scandal in the UK. Read the full report (PDF) or the executive summary (PDF).
The Group are also supporting Alistair Burt MP who is working with the Prime Minister’s office towards recognition and a package of support for those affected by contaminated blood. Read about the impact of contaminated blood. Alternatively, watch the debate that took place on 15 January 2014.
The Co-Chairs of the Group are:
- Diana Johnson MP
- Sir Peter Bottomley MP
The Secretariat to the APPG on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood is provided by The Haemophilia Society.
The APPG is keen to welcome new members to support their work and ensure haemophilia, bleeding disorders and the contaminated blood tragedy remain on the political agenda. We encourage the affected community to contact their MP and ask them to join the APPG by contacting the Co-Chairs.
This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the Group.