In a letter sent this month to the Daughter of one of the victims of contaminated Factor concentrates, MP Tim Farron made it clear that apologies should be made for misleading Parliament and a Public Inquiry held into the scandal. The letter read as follows...
Thank you very much for your recent email with regard to the reply sent to the Secretary of State for Health in response to the rebuttal letter from David Prior stating there was no case to answer, hence no apology would be forthcoming.
I am pleased to confirm that I have written again to the Secretary of State for Health, directing him to the response he received, which refutes the flimsy evidence given by the Department of Health that they took appropriate steps in relation to contaminated blood. I have asked for him to respond personally to this letter and to consider all the evidence which he has been given with a view to offering a full apology as well as calling for a Public Inquiry into this scandal which has blighted the lives of so many families and only the truth will ever bring closure to a very sad and awful event. I believe you deserve that right, not only for you and your mum, but for Mike, your dad, who so bravely fought to the end to get justice for all the victims.
I will write again, when I have received the response.
With best wishes
TIM FARRON MP