A MOTION for a Parliamentary debate on how contaminated NHS blood affected haemophilia patients has been timetabled by Warrington South MP David Mowat.

The Early Day Motion (EDM) welcomes the Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill, which aims to help those afflicted and bereaved through treatment with tainted blood products.

Grappenhall resident Mike Kenwright was infected with Hepatitis when the Government used to buy blood products from America.

Those products, used to treat his haemophilia, were from donors at prisons and drug addicts who were paid for their contributions.

As a result thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Mr Kenwright has relentlessly campaigned to get compensation for people infected with blood diseases by the NHS.

He said: “The fact that Mr Mowat tabled this EDM himself shows me as one of his constituents, that he does support this issue.

“Those infected UK haemophiliacs have been calling for a debate on the floor of the House Of Commons for more than five years.”