Sunak refuses to commit to passing legislation for infected blood compensation payments

Rishi Sunak has refused to commit to getting legislation for compensation payments for infected blood victims passed through.

Speaking during an interview with ITV News on Thursday 23 May, the prime minister said he would do “everything in his power” to make sure legislation is passed, but admitted “parliamentary process” could be an issue.

“It requires conversations with other parties across parliament, it’s governed by parliamentary procedures and I’m very hopeful we can get that sorted,” Mr Sunak said.

The prime minister announced a surprise general election on Wednesday, saying the King had agreed to his request to dissolve parliament.

A vote will be held on Thursday 4 July.