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In November 1997 the Secretary of State commissioned Sir Kenneth Bloomfield to 'examine the feasibility of providing greater recognition for those who have become victims in the last thirty years as a consequence of events in Northern Ireland, recognising that those events have also had appalling repercussions for people not living in Northern Ireland'.
Sir Kenneth's report "We Will Remember Them" was published in May 1998 and it's recommendations were accepted in full by the Government. The Government moved quickly to address the needs identified in Sir Kenneth's report and the Rt. Hon. Adam Ingram MP JP was appointed as Minister for Victims.
In June 1998 Adam Ingram established the Victims Liaison Unit to take forward the recommendations in "We Will Remember Them" and initial funding of £5 million was allocated for the implementation of support measures for victims.
To date the Government has committed over £18.25 million to support measures for victims of the Troubles which include the establishment of a regional Family Trauma Centre, an Educational Bursary Scheme, the establishment of the Northern Ireland Memorial Fund, a review of Criminal Injuries Compensation and funding for groups working with victims.
Present Minister with responsibility for victims is David Hanson MP
If you have any comments or require further information you can contact the Victims Unit.