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‘Time to deliver on commitments to historical abuse victims’ - Dillon

23 August, 2019 - by Linda Dillon


Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has said there is an urgent responsibility on the British government to legislate in the interests of victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. 

The Mid Ulster MLA was commenting after victims’ groups met with the new British Secretary of State Julian Smith today. 

Linda Dillon said:

“The British Secretary of State has made commitments to bringing forward legislation for victims historical institutional abuse. 

“It’s also important that Julian Smith has agreed to meet the various victims’ groups alongside all of the political parties.  

“Words are not enough. This cannot be another false dawn. He must follow through on his commitments to people who have been consistently let down by the British government. 

“Political parties and victims’ groups have worked hard together to reach agreement on draft legislation – we all have a responsibility to deliver for victims and survivors. 

“There is an urgent responsibility on the British Secretary of State to end the delays and act now to legislate in the interests of victims and survivors, including redress.”

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