(2) how many applications for compensation from the charitable fund to help British victims of terrorism since March 2006 have been made by UK victims of terrorism overseas; and whether any payments have been made to such victims;
(3) how many payments have been made to victims of terrorism from the charitable fund to help British victims of terrorism since March 2006.
Payments from the charitable fund have been made to all those UK citizens bereaved or seriously injured in incidents since March 2006 that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office class as terrorist acts.
Eighteen payments of £3,000 have been made. Payments from the charitable fund are made immediately following the incident, without the need for an application process. Payments are offered through the British Red Cross to those whom the Foreign Office confirm have been bereaved or seriously injured and the Red Cross is then reimbursed by my Department.