A group of British legislators criticized the government for handling legal residents’ compensation claims, and their lives were torn apart when the authorities questioned their rights in the country.
LONDON-A group of British lawmakers criticized the government for handling compensation claims from legal residents. When the authorities questioned their rights in the country, their lives were torn apart and demanded a thorough reform of the plan four years after the scandal first appeared.
The Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons found a “series of flaws” in a plan to compensate the victims of the “turmoil scandal.” In a report released on Wednesday, the team stated that the system was too complex and too slow to be run by the Ministry of the Interior. The agency initially targeted black victims of the scandal.
The panel stated that as of the end of September, only 20% of the initially estimated 15,000 eligible claimants had applied for compensation and only 5.8% had received any payment. 23 people died without compensation.
Yvette Cooper, chairman of the committee, said in a statement: “It has been four years since the Windrush scandal occurred. What is shocking is that few people have received any compensation for the suffering suffered by the Ministry of the Interior. “
Cooper said: “Given the failure of the Windrush scandal, it is shocking that the Ministry of the Interior allowed some of the same issues to also affect the Windrush compensation plan.”