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Ira: Libya

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 13061, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that victims of Libyan sponsored IRA terrorism receive justice.

Answered on

18 June 2021

The UK Government reiterates its profound sympathy for UK victims of Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism and indeed for all victims of the Troubles. As set out in the 23 March Written Ministerial Statement: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2021-03-23/hcws874, providing compensation for the actions of the Qadhafi regime, separate from the UK-funded support that has already been made available for victims of the Troubles, is the responsibility of the Libyan State. We continue to press the Libyan authorities, including at the highest levels of the Libyan Government, to address the Libyan State's historic responsibility for the Qadhafi regime's support for the IRA.