Two Treloar’s survivors of the infected blood scandal have welcomed Infected Blood Inquiry chairman Sir Brian Langstaff’s call for immediate £100,000 interim compensation payments to be made to bereaved parents and children of victims.

Former pupils Gary Webster, 58, and Adrian Goodyear, 52, contracted HIV and hepatitis from infected blood clotting products they were given as treatment for haemophilia by an NHS clinic on the school site in Alton.

Mr Webster developed AIDS in his 30s and had to quit his job as his illness worsened.

Mr Goodyear contracted hepatitis B and C at the age of seven. He also lost his brothers Gary and Jason after they were infected.

Some 72 Treloar’s pupils have died following treatment at the clinic.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Mr Webster said he could now see “a light at the end of the tunnel” and added that he did not think Sir Brian’s report had left out anything about the scandal.

Mr Goodyear said he felt Sir Brian had been able to “achieve the answers and justice that we so rightly deserve”.