Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

I am requesting the minutes of the meetings which took place between the DHSC & the EIBSS prior to the announcement made 30/04/19 (01/10/18 - 29/04/19) that pertains with the issue of payments. To be specific "how the decision was decided & recored at the meetings on the level of payments for beneficiaries & how the tier system of payments was decided & recorded at the meetings.

Yours faithfully,

S Carroll

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Ms Carroll,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1267205). 

Yours sincerely,
Ruiz Alexander 

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Dear Ms Alexander,

Thank you for your response.

I belive the answer provided is not correct with the information I already possess. A meeting took place on the 21/01/19 between the relevant parties to propose the tier system. I fail to see how it could have been implemented without further meeting's to discuss this. There would have had to have been a meeting in regards to securing the uplift in funding to enable the tier system implementation.

I would ask that another look is taken at the records held by the DHSC.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,
S Carroll

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

I am requesting an internal review in regards to (our ref: FOI-1267205).

As meetings took place between DHSC & EIBSS on 25 occasions all of which were minuted meetings took place between the dates specified.

The dates of those 25 meetings are listed below.
Date
22/01/2018
28/02/2018
29/03/2018
05/06/2018
09/07/2018
24/07/2018
17/09/2018
18/10/2018
14/11/2018
19/12/2018
29/01/2019
13/02/2019
18/03/2019
29/04/2019
16/05/2019
12/06/2019
22/10/2019
21/01/2020
19/03/2020
28/04/2020
21/05/2020
24/06/2020
30/07/2020
26/08/2020
22/09/2020

Yours faithfully,
Mr S Carroll

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Carroll,

Yequested internal review of FOI-1267205 is now complete. Please see the attached letter for the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

Charlene Carter
Freedom of Information Casework Manager
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU

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Dear Ms Carter

Thank you for email regarding the internal review.

Unfortunately you haven't either reviewed the documents correctly or are unwilling to release the documents. I have a copy of a minted meeting between The DHSC, The EIBSS & the various Campaign Groups on 21/01/2019 in which a proposal was put forward by members from the Tainted Blood Campaign group with the current tier system been asked for consideration. It is my understanding from a reliable source within the Infected Blood Policy Team this was discussed in the meeting between The DHSC & EIBSS on the 29/01/2019.

I find the DHSC attitude to the release of documents extremely concerning especially given the public statements made by DHSC regarding the transparency it claims to be providing to the Infected Public Inquiry.

Yours sincerely,

S Carroll