Terrorism: Northern Ireland

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Eames Lord Eames Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current state of their discussions on possible compensation for victims of terrorism in Northern Ireland where such victimhood can be attributed to explosives or other weapons supplied by regimes outside the United Kingdom.

Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Government recognises the importance of this issue for the many people who suffered at the hands of Qadhafi sponsored terrorism. The Prime Minister has asked the National Security Advisor, Sir Kim Darroch, to lead cross Government activity to build a dialogue with the Libyan authorities on reconciliation initiatives. Sir Kim’s efforts are designed to support all of those who have suffered as a result of Qadhafi’s support to terrorism, and are not focused exclusively on any one group of victims. He has been talking to the Libyan Government about how best to take forward these matters given the challenging security and political situation in Libya.

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