Chris Lyttle MLA said: “The Victims and Survivors Service carries out some fantastic work. We have a moral obligation to help victims and I would like to express my gratitude for what they are doing.
“However, I am disappointed that the First and deputy First Ministers have not sought to urgently restart this financial support scheme. It was closed last June, so I am deeply concerned that they can only tell me that it will be reopened some time in 2014/15 – that is not good enough.
“OFMDFM should be doing more to provide information about when this scheme will reopen and what will be happening in the meantime.
“I continue to be amazed by the courageous and dignified lobbying by many victims and survivors, so I would urge OFMDFM to ensure that they are given the support that they are entitled to.”