Monday 12 April 2021
Justice Committee Member Rachel Woods MLA has paid tribute to campaigners who fought, and continue to fight, for the Troubles Payment Scheme.
The comments follow an announcement that the Executive Office will pay for the Victims’ Payment Regulations payments after a continuing lack of clarity and agreement around who would pay for the cost of the pensions.
Rachel Woods MLA said: "The campaigners have shown admirable fortitude and courage in the face of set back after set back.
"They should not have had to wait this long and sadly many people have passed away while waiting for any form of payment.
"Additional clarity on the payment scheme will be helpful. I will work through the Justice Committee to get that clarity and assurances that the Executive Office funding will be ringfenced and is sustainable going forward."
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