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Victims: Terrorism

Justice written question – answered on 2nd February 2012.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals on compensation for victims of terrorism.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

On 30 January the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, my right hon. and learned Friend Mr Clarke, announced the Government's intention to introduce two new schemes for making payments to victims of terrorism overseas. A statutory scheme, made under the Crime and Security Act 2010, will be for eligible victims of future terrorist acts abroad while an ex gratia scheme will be for victims of terrorist acts going back to 2002. A draft of the statutory scheme will be laid in Parliament for approval by a resolution of both Houses before coming into force.

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