Catherine sitting in the ITV studio next to Lord Purvis and across from interviewer Tom Sheldrick
Catherine has urged the Government to act without delay on compensation for victims of the Infected Blood Scandal, following the release of the inquiry’s report.
On Monday 20 May, the long-awaited report into the Infected Blood Scandal was released, which looked into the infection of more than 30,000 people with HIV and hepatitis C from 1970 to 1991 by contaminated blood products and transfusions.
Catherine spoke to ITV Tyne Tees about the issue, pressing the need for the Government to deliver compensation to victims and their families and to do so in an urgent and timely way.
Following her appearance, Catherine commented:
“The Infected Blood Scandal is a horrific injustice and I pay tribute to the tireless campaigners who have championed justice on this scandal for decades, including my colleague Dame Diana Johnson MP.
“I voted in favour of compensation for victims in the Victims and Prisoners Bill in December 2023. Following the report’s release, it is even more vital that compensation is not only given but delivered urgently. Justice delayed is justice denied.”