A Windrush question that did not get an answer


Yesterday there was a question and answer session with Priti Patel when Parliament reopened after their 3 week break. Towards the end of the session the following question took place raised by Kate Osamor who is the Labour MP for Edmonton. She asked this question and it seems as though there was no real answer which is very disappointing. I am very aware of a friend of mine who died a few weeks ago who was linked to the Windrush campaign and although he did not need to claim against the Government, his death reminds all of us that the time left for many of the people who arrived in 1948 is very short and we need our Government to correct their mistakes which were made over the last few decades.

Kate Osamor: Is the Secretary of State aware that victims of the Windrush scandal are disproportionately likely to be suffering extreme hardship? Will she publish guidance on the Department’s expedition process for claims under the scheme, so that those in acute need, such as my constituent Anthony Bryan, can apply for expedition?

Priti Patel: The hon. Lady will be well aware of the extensive work that is taking place around the Windrush compensation scheme and the support that we have offered her constituent. If she would like to meet me to discuss this further, she would be very welcome.

So perhaps Kate Osamor can meet with Priti Patel in a context that is publicly accessible so that the question and answer will be made public and people like Anthony Bryan can benefit.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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