31 January 2020
DUP Leader Arlene Foster MLA said,
“This is a massive and welcome step forward for the innocent victims of our Troubles.
It is particularly welcome that this pension will only be for those who were injured through no fault of their own. It was immoral that the 2006 Order categorised innocent victims alongside the perpetrators of acts of terror.
This pension will be awarded to people of all faiths and none but it will not be awarded to victim makers. That will be welcomed by many across all communities.”