Thursday 10 May 2018 / 4:46 PM Diane Abbott / Immigration

Ministers have fallen short on compensation promise to victims of Windrush scandal – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking in response to the Home Office’s written statement on Windrush, said:

“The Government is only now opening consultations on compensation for victims of the Windrush scandal. This should have begun when Ministers first became aware of the situation, and they have fallen short of their promise to deal with compensation within two weeks.

“People are desperate now, some of them destitute or homeless as a result of this Government’s policies. The Government should be announcing what immediate action it will take to help victims and give full compensation for the losses experienced by the Windrush generation.”