UK MPs to discuss methods to secure compensations of Qaddafi-sponsored IRA victims
The UK House of Commons will have a full debate about securing compensation for victims of Libya-sponsored IRA terrorism in the new year, Lord Empey told News Letter.
The UUP peer was speaking after last week successfully pushing a bill on the matter through the House of Lords, it added.
His bill aims to give the Government a licence to liquidate some of the £9.5 billion of Libyan assets frozen in the UK, in order to compensate IRA victims in the UK, News Letter indicated.
It added that his bill had the formal support of the Labour Party, he said, which means it will likely have support of the Lib Dems in the House of Commons. He also expects significant support among Conservative MPs.
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