Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government
The government has apologised for the infected blood scandal at the public inquiry into how thousands of people became infected with HIV and hepatitis.
The government's legal team said it was clear "things happened that should not have happened".
The inquiry, which started on Monday, is looking at how NHS patients were given infected blood products during the 1970s and 1980s.
It has been called the worst-ever NHS treatment disaster.
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