Ministers miss report deadline
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.