Penrose Inquiry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons am 11:19 am ar 26 Mawrth 2015.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Llafur, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 11:19, 26 Mawrth 2015

You will recall, Mr Speaker, that on many occasions I have raised the case of John Prior, who is from Moodiesburn in my constituency. He was infected in the ’70s and his files have been lost. To put it bluntly, he is devastated; he says that the report offers him nothing. He regards the £25 million on offer from the Prime Minister as peanuts—not even sufficient for Scotland. The report cost £12 million, went on for seven years and has produced one recommendation. Does the Minister accept that that is not sufficient to respond to 4,000 people who are suffering? May we have a final agreement—a settlement—for every individual, consistent with what happened in Ireland and with the last Labour Government’s delivery on miners’ compensation? Otherwise, this report will be seen as a mountain that produced a mouse.