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Dillon welcomes joint letter urging legislation for abuse victims and survivors

11 June, 2019 - by Linda Dillon


Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has welcomed a joint letter from the leaders of the main political parties to the British Secretary of State calling on her to legislate to meet the needs of victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. 

Linda Dillon said: 

"Michelle O'Neill and the leaders of the main political parties in the north have signed a joint letter which has now been sent to the British government's secretary of state for the north calling on her legislate for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. 

"The letter is a detailed and comprehensive response to the issues raised by Karen Bradley. I facilitated a number of cross-party meetings to reach agreement on those issues. 

"We also met with the head of the civil service and agreed to a send a joint letter calling for full redress for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse.

"This letter clearly demonstrates a united voice from all main political parties in the north on this important issue. 

"It is now up to Karen Bradley act in good faith and legislate to meet the needs of victims and survivors as a matter of urgency."

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