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Justice at last as both parties pledge billions to blood victims


Jeremy Hunt will approve final compensation for the victims of the contaminated blood scandal this week after a Sunday Times campaign for justice was backed across the political divide.

The chancellor is preparing to unveil a package worth at least £10 billion for those affected by the deadliest man-made disaster in postwar Britain. Tens of thousands of people were treated with disease-ridden blood products from the United States in the 1970s and 80s.

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Source: The Times, 19 May

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