Louise Haigh – 2020 Comments on Potential Closure of Support Service for Terror Victims

The comments made by Louise Haigh, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 1 September 2020.

The press release noted “For two decades the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, established in the names of the two boys murdered by the IRA in Warrington in 1993, has provided a free national support service for victims of terrorism in the UK, including trauma-informed health and wellbeing services.”.

The death of Tim and Johnathan was an unthinkable tragedy, and the work their families have done to support victims of terror in the three decades since has made an extraordinary difference to thousands of people.

In the week that would have been Tim’s fortieth birthday, it is a real insult that the support service established in his memory is under threat because the Prime Minister simply will not keep his promises.

In this week of all weeks, the Prime Minister must act and secure the future of the support service and the vital work it does.