A Budget day funding boost for victims of terrorism has been welcomed by the Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt.
Reacting to the Chancellor’s support for the Warrington Peace Centre, Mr Nesbitt said the decision was “good news for victims and survivors” in Great Britain.
Although the full details of the financial aid package have not yet been released, the centre, which is run by the parents of IRA bomb victim Tim Parry, was seeking £150,000 to carry on its work.
“On February 26 I wrote to the Prime Minister to ask him to reconsider his position regarding the request for financial help for Colin Parry and the Warrington Peace Centre. In my opinion it was little short of shameful that they were reduced to virtually begging for funding,” Mr Nesbitt said.
Its services “are essential for victims traumatised by news such as the on the run letters”, he added.