Friday 21 May 2021 / 12:01 AM Nick Thomas-Symonds / Windrush

Nick Thomas-Symonds responds to NAO investigation into the Windrush Compensation Scheme

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) investigation into the Windrush Compensation Scheme, said:

“This report should make shameful reading for Conservative Ministers.

“Victims of the Windrush Scandal have faced many years of injustice, anguish and pain. Yet, more than two years after the compensation scheme has been set up, only a fraction of victims have been compensated.

“Many people have received insultingly low compensation offers from the Government, and it’s heartbreaking for family members to have lost loved ones who have never received justice. Instead, the Government is heaping painful insult upon injustice.”