Bombings: Birmingham

Home Office written question – answered on 26th July 2016.

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Photo of Khalid Mahmood Khalid Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Perry Barr

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide full financial support and administrative oversight for the relatives of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings of 1974; and if she will ensure that past and future expenses of those victims relating to investigations into those bombings are reimbursed or paid from the public purse.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

The Prime Minister has received correspondence from the families of the victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, requesting a special scheme be set up for funding of the families’ legal representation at the newly reopened Coroner’s inquest into the bombings. The Government is carefully considering these requests, and will respond directly to these parties in due course.

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