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Scotland: Penrose Inquiry cost quadruples to nearly £12m

The Penrose Inquiry which is looking into how people in Scotland were infected with hepatitis C and HIV through blood transfusions on the NHS has nearly qudrupled in cost according to The Scotsman.

Three million pounds was initially set aside by the Scottish Government for the investigation which started in 2008 and was expected to last three years.

Headed up by Lord Penrose the inquiry is attempting to discover how hundreds of Scottish people were given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 80s.

Now, the latest figures say that by the time it reports the investigation will have cost 11.7 million.

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