Northern Ireland Budget Bill

Part of Miscellaneous – in the House of Commons at 5:26 pm on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North 5:26 pm, 13th November 2017

I echo the words of Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson, because my understanding is that there is cross-party agreement in Northern Ireland on this issue. I understand the Secretary of State’s reluctance to commit to legislating or to taking the competencies to deal with it, but surely he could look at making some sort of interim payment by using a specific provision in this budget. So many survivors of institutional abuse have died since the report’s recommendations were made.