Windrush Compensation Scheme

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:18 pm on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East 1:18 pm, 9th April 2019

I thank you, Mr Speaker, for allowing this urgent question, and my right hon. Friend Mr Lammy for requesting it. Does the Minister feel that £1,000 is an appropriate minimum award for injury to feelings in order to compensate black Caribbean people who felt that they were forced to leave this country and, indeed, left this country? These people have experienced many emotional traumas, including the loss of sleep, anger, fear, trepidation, loss of appetite, loss of earnings, vulnerability, fear and ongoing feelings of depression. Is that minimum fee of £1,000 just compensation?