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.
Update on the deadlines for written submissions and the delivery of the report
Having considered the representations made with regard to the time in which submissions need to be received by the Study, and to allow some additional time for this, Sir Robert has decided to extend the deadline for these, until Sunday 19 December. Sir Robert cannot undertake to take into account any submissions received after that date. To accommodate this extension, the Paymaster General has agreed to a short, two-week extension to the deadline for delivery of the report. Sir Robert will now submit his report to the Government no later than Monday 14 March 2022.
Sir Robert has published two statements about how the Study will work. You can read them here:
The terms of reference for the study are below and anyone who wishes to write to Sir Robert about the study should email [email protected].
Sir Robert’s study was commissioned by the former 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 the Written Ministerial Statement, of 25 March 2021, together with a statement from Inquiry Chair Sir Brian Langstaff and subsequent documents about the compensation study below.