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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:20 pm on 25th April 2019.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge 12:20 pm, 25th April 2019

Following the Windrush scandal, my constituent was plunged into financial difficulties. He was unable to see his father before he died because he could not afford the return flight to Barbados. He spent the last of his money on a one-way ticket to attend the funeral, but he is now stranded there. His request for an exceptional payment has rolled on for months while he has been plunged into poverty. May we have a debate in Government time about the effectiveness of the compensation scheme for Windrush victims?