Passage of Historical Institutional Abuse Bill welcome but long overdue, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the passage of the Historical Institutional Abuse Bill through Westminster and congratulated campaigners on this important milestone. MPs fast-tracked the legislation through the House of Commons today and it will now receive Royal Assent. “It is important first of all to congratulate those who have led the campaign to […]

No excuse for HIA Bill not to clear Parliament before election – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said there is no excuse for the bill providing for an apology and compensation to victims of Historical Institutional Abuse not to clear Parliament before it dissolves for the election. The South Belfast MLA stated: “I wrote to the Secretary of State last week and have been in touch […]

Joint letter from party leaders to Secretary of State on historical institutional abuse redress

A joint letter from party leaders to the Secretary of State on historical institutional abuse redress.   Our parties wrote to you in May this year with an agreed response to a number of issues raised by you on the draft legislation to provide redress to the victims of Historical Institutional Abuse We welcome confirmation […]

Historical Institutional Abuse Bill must pass through Westminster without delay, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said legislation to implement the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse must now pass through Westminster without delay, after draft legislation was forwarded to the Northern Ireland Office by the Executive Office. The South Belfast MLA stated: “We have now cleared all the hurdles necessary to ensure […]

Historical Institutional Abuse Bill must pass through Westminster without delay, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said legislation to implement the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse must now pass through Westminster without delay, after draft legislation was forwarded to the Northern Ireland Office by the Executive Office. The South Belfast MLA stated: “We have now cleared all the hurdles necessary to ensure […]

Crucial other victims and survivors aren’t let down as well, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the appointment of a new Chair for an inter-departmental working group on historical child abuse involving Magdalene Laundries and mother and baby homes. Peter McBride will take up the position for the working group, which was established by the Department of Health and the Executive Office, and works on […]

Bradshaw welcomes political agreement on compensation for victims and survivors

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed agreement between the political parties and Civil Service on changes to draft legislation relating to compensation for victims and survivors of institutional abuse. A letter signed by party leaders will now be sent to the Secretary of State, confirming backing for the matter to be dealt with at Westminster. […]

Bradshaw welcomes political agreement on compensation for victims and survivors

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed agreement between the political parties and Civil Service on changes to draft legislation relating to compensation for victims and survivors of institutional abuse. A letter signed by party leaders will now be sent to the Secretary of State, confirming backing for the matter to be dealt with at Westminster. […]

Secretary of State must move quickly on Hart recommendations, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called on the Secretary of State to move quickly to ensure the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry report into historical institutional abuse are delivered upon. She said: “I have become aware the Head of the Civil Service has now written to the Secretary of State, advising the Executive […]