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Women and Equalities written question – answered at on 25 October 2023.

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Photo of Mohammad Yasin Mohammad Yasin Labour, Bedford

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the effectiveness of the Windrush Compensation Scheme for affected groups.

Photo of Sarah Dines Sarah Dines The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Since April 2019, the Windrush Compensation Scheme has paid over £67 million in compensation.

The Scheme has reduced the time to allocate a claim for a substantive casework consideration, following completion of eligibility checks and a Preliminary Assessment, from 18 months to under 5 months.

The Home Office continues to listen to feedback from stakeholders and the communities and make improvements the scheme and the way it operates to ensure people receive the maximum compensation at the earliest point possible.

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