Contaminated blood correspondence from Malcolm Chisholm to Scottish Executive 2003: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/19/00004  
Date received: 3 January 2019 
Date responded: 25 January 2019
Information requested

All correspondence from Malcolm Chisholm to the Scottish Executive regarding contaminated blood during 2003.



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