Skip to main content

Terrorism: Victim Support Schemes

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is his policy that the costs of (a) the Aftercare Plan and (b) the exceptional assistance measures should be recovered from the people helped; and if he will make a statement. (208774)

As I stated in my written ministerial statement of 2 June, the Aftercare Plan and its successor, the Exceptional Assistance Measures for victims of terrorist incidents overseas, can fund certain expenses on behalf of British nationals and family members in exceptional circumstances following a terrorist incident overseas. Financial assistance under the Exceptional Assistance Measures is provided as a last resort where such assistance is not available from the government of the country where the incident took place, insurance providers or other agencies and organisations. The costs will not be recovered from those affected by the incident.