To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to provide assistance to victims of the Windrush scandal who report difficulty with the compensation process.
19 November 2018
The Government consultation on the Windrush Compensation Scheme was extended to 16 November. We are committed to establishing the scheme as quickly and carefully as possible, taking into account the outcome of that consultation. Further details on compensation will be made available when the scheme is established, including who is eligible to apply for compensation and how they can access the scheme.
Ahead of the scheme coming into operation, the Home Office has already put measures in place to help those who are affected. This includes a dedicated team for vulnerable people within the Windrush taskforce, providing assistance where an urgent need for support or advice has been identified.