Please see this letter from Alistair Burt to Lord O’Shaughnessy with regard to the recent back track on the consultation. Please share this with anyone you think relevant.Infected Blood Consultation March 2017
Call for Inquiry into MFT
Following a large amount of evidence that had been passed to MPs by their constituents, it became very clear that the MFT is not exactly ‘a shining example’ of a charitable set up, nor has it ever been.
It led MPs to declare the MFT “unfit for purpose” on more than one occasion and has made beneficiaries even more determined to expose the MFT and its shady workings and dealings.
After a handful of beneficiaries gathered information about the MFT and its history, current management, process for assistance, decision making and so on, we drew the same conclusion that, it is unthinkable that the MFT should not be held to account for its appalling failure to do everything within its power to provide its beneficiaries with the assistance they have to go “cap in hand” to ask for.
We therefore ask every MFT beneficiary to contact their MP and request he/she supports the call for an immediate inquiry into the MFT.
Members of our group have already made this request to their own MP, and the APPG will be receiving a formal request too. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the MPs who have already agreed to support this call for action to be taken.
Although our ultimate goal is to see the MFT scrapped, we do not feel that it should be allowed to just “slip away quietly” after the years of misery, stress, and frustration it has cast over many of its beneficiaries.
To allow the DoH to use the MFT as a puppet since it was set up in 1988 is bad enough, but to allow it to go unchallenged any longer, would be another crime against those who remain alive today.
8 September 2015
House of Commons Debate in Westminster Hall on 9 September 2015
11:00 am – 11:30 am Ms Margaret Ritchie Contaminated blood products
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