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Northern Ireland: Victims Policy

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What progress they have made in the setting up of a victim's and survivor's forum for Northern Ireland, as envisaged in a document entitled

Continued Implementation of the Agreement, published on 1 May 2003. [HL948]

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and my honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with responsibility for victims' issues (Angela Smith), are considering the next phase of victims' policy and mechanisms to deal with Northern Ireland's past. These are very sensitive issues and consideration is still being given as to the most effective way of engaging victims and survivors of the Troubles.