Min­is­ters miss re­port dead­line

The Wharf - - News -

The Gov­ern­ment has missed its dead­line to re­spond to an in­quiry into com­pen­sa­tion for UK vic­tims of Libyan-spon­sored IRA ter­ror­ism.

The North­ern Ireland Af­fairs Com­mit­tee pub­lished its lon­gawaited re­port on May 2 and said the UK Gov­ern­ment must se­cure money for vic­tims, in­clud­ing those in­jured by the 1996 Dock­lands bomb, by the end of the year.

The For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice was due to file its re­sponse by July 2 but missed the dead­line.

The FCO said the de­lay was be­cause of the gen­eral elec­tion. Min­is­ters had “only lim­ited time” to con­sider the com­mit­tee’s re­port but would re­spond in Septem­ber.

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