HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 c306W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will compensate those haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products; and if he will make a statement. [102118]

Mr. Denham

It remains our policy that compensation or other financial help to patients is given only when the National Health Service has been at fault. We do not believe we should make an exception to that general rule in the case of people with haemophilia infected with hepatitis C.