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 […]

Publication of domestic abuse and sexual violence action plan welcome but an Assembly needed for legislation, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the publication of a cross-Departmental action plan to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence is welcome, but an Assembly is needed to pass the legislation to back it up. The strategy, published by the Departments of Justice and Health, include continued provision of a 24-hour helpline service […]

Bradshaw says Parliamentary report into abortion law shows need for immediate action by Government

South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has said a Parliamentary report into abortion law in Northern Ireland shows the need for immediate action from the UK Government, regardless of the status of devolution. The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report said the Government must address the lack of clarity about abortion law here as […]

Alliance concerned at lack of scrutiny for breast assessment and stroke reconfiguration services

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said she is concerned about the lack of transparency around the reconfiguration of breast assessment and stroke services. The South Belfast MLA said the current consultation process into the service did not allow for clear scrutiny of the proposed changes. “Alliance has stated its clear and strong support […]