Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2021 Comments on Independent Windrush Committee

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 21 June 2021.

Windrush Day is an historic day in our national story – and we owe the Windrush generation an enormous debt of gratitude.

Shamefully, the mishandling of the Windrush Compensation Scheme by Conservative Ministers has heaped insult upon injustice. The numbers speak for themselves, with fewer than 700 people receiving compensation and least 21 people have died waiting for justice.

Labour is calling for urgent action to overhaul the scheme, by placing it under independent leadership away from the Home Office. This is to help restore faith in the process and quickly get compensation to people who have been so appallingly treated. This injustice cannot continue.