Blood: Contamination

(asked on 12th February 2020) - View Source

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding is available through the Scottish Government for victims of contaminated blood.

Answered by
Steve Barclay Portrait
Steve Barclay
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This question was answered on 24th February 2020

Following UK government decisions at Spending Round 2019, the Scottish Government benefited from an increase of over £1.3 billion in the Barnett-based block grant, which will therefore increase to £34.5 billion in 2020-21. This is the biggest day-to-day funding settlement for Scotland in a decade.

It is for the Scottish Government to allocate this funding across their devolved responsibilities, including to victims of contaminated blood if they so choose.

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