From the TUC

Cuts Watch #388: compensation for victims of terrorism abroad

20 Feb 2011, by in Cuts Watch

The Observer and the Mirror report that the Ministry of Justice has gone back on a cross-party commitment to extend compensation for victims of terrorism to people who were injured by attacks in other countries. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme does not cover terrorist acts outside the UK and travel insurance often excludes terrorism. The Labour government planned – with support from the then Opposition – a new Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme.  But now it seems that the plans are disappearing into a ‘review’ of victims’ services, with a Ministry of Justice spokesperson saying that support should be limited to “the most serious, most vulnerable and most persistently targeted victims.”