Baroness Benjamin: the Windrush stain in British history

There was an “overwhelming mistrust” that some Windrush victims would never be paid, Baroness Benjamin told the House of Lords.

The pair, also chairman of the Windrush Commemoration Committee and a former television host, called for an independent body to deal with the claims before more applicants died.

Baroness Williams responded that it was “misleading” to say that 5% of the claims had been satisfied, as around 29% of the claimants had received a payment.

The interior minister added that the government wanted them to receive “the maximum amount of compensation, not the minimum, to which they are entitled.”

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