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Forum member meeting Saturday 5th August

Member meeting: Saturday 5th August 2017, 11am to 1pm, Mercure Hotel, Glasgow

The Forum is calling an urgent meeting of its members for Saturday 5th August, from 11am to 1pm at the Mercure Hotel in Glasgow (201 Ingram Street, G1 1DQ).

Events around the Public Inquiry ordered by the Prime Minister on July 11th have dominated activity over the past couple of weeks and we are at a juncture where there are different routes of action we can take to go forward.

We have met with various Members of Parliament and had discussions with the Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood, in addition to the former Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend James Jones, who chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel. We have also had a number of positive and constructive meetings with the Chair and staff of Haemophilia Scotland.

There was an agreement at a recent teleconference for participants and representatives to meet face to face with the Reverend James Jones, Diana Johnson MP, Peter Bottomley MP and other members of the APPG at a date and location to be decided in September. However, some members of the community from England (but not all) have now stated they will not attend that meeting after taking legal advice.

Before we go forward on this complex and emotive issue we feel it is crucial for our members to meet, listen and discuss the various options and routes available.

Events have been very fluid and fast moving and I apologise for the short notice given, but I would be very grateful if you would attend this important meeting. Please also have a look at the recent news items on our website where you will find very useful news, information and comments www.sibf.org.uk/sibf-news/

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting; if you cannot attend, please get in touch by e-mail with your questions and concerns. The e-mail address is mail@sibf.org.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

For and on behalf of the Trustees of the Scottish Infected Blood Forum

John Rice, Convener

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