Mr Sunak described the release of the report as a “day of shame for the British state” and vowed to pay “comprehensive compensation” to those affected and infected by the scandal.

“Whatever it costs to deliver this scheme, we will pay it,” he told the House of Commons on Monday.

He said Cabinet Office minister John Glen would set out the details on compensation on Tuesday.

Members of the infected blood community said that they expected the government to set out how much compensation would be paid, simplified into a few categories.

This is likely to come under five main categories: injury, social impact, autonomy, care and financial loss.

Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labour party, apologised too for his party’s involvement whilst in government and welcomed the Conservative prime minister’s confirmation of financial support for victims, saying Labour would “work with him to get that done swiftly”.

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