Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study

Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study

This page provides information about the study being carried out by Sir Robert Francis QC into a framework for compensation. This study is separate from the Infected Blood Inquiry and all correspondence should be sent to the contact details provided below.

Sir Robert’s study was commissioned by the Paymaster General, the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP. Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff said in response to the Minister’s announcement on 25 March 2021:  

‘The statement also sets out the Government’s intention to appoint an independent reviewer to carry out a study looking at options for a framework for compensation to inform the Government’s preparations for what the Inquiry may recommend.  I want to reassure you that this is completely separate from the Inquiry, that it does not affect the Inquiry’s terms of reference and that we will continue in our investigative work to get to the truth of what happened, and, where recommendations are appropriate, to make them.  I anticipate that the Inquiry will want to hear from the reviewer once the proposals are published, and that all core participants will have the opportunity to express their views to me on those proposals.’

You can find copies of the Paymaster General’s Written Ministerial Statement, of 25 March 2021, together with a statement from Inquiry Chair Sir Brian Langstaff and her letters to him at the bottom of this page.


Consultation on Terms of Reference

Sir Robert Francis QC is currently consulting on the terms of reference for his study. The deadline for the consultation has been extended to 9 August. You can find the link to the consultation here.

Paymaster General Written Ministerial Statement - 25th March 2021  
Sir Brian Langstaff response - 25th March 2021  
Paymaster General letter to the Inquiry Chair - 30th March 2021  
Paymaster General letter to the Inquiry Chair - 20th May 2021  
Paymaster General letter to the Inquiry Chair - 21st June 2021  
Paymaster General letter to the Inquiry Chair - 23rd September 2021