UK Apology to Former Child Migrants | 3rd Anniversary | 24/02/2013

 

Prime Minister, David Cameron said:
"Three years after the nation apologised to the victims of the child migration schemes it is important that we never forget their suffering.  I am pleased that, through the Family Restoration Fund, we have been able to help repair some of the damage that families suffered."

 


Gordon Brown MP said:
"The work of the Child Migrants Trust over the last 26 years has been instrumental in helping thousands of innocent children come to terms with their ordeal. They were deported, robbed of their childhoods and deprived of contact with their families. As Prime Minister in 2010 I offered an apology on behalf of the nation for the part the UK played in this shameful practice. Today, it remains as important as ever that we are mindful of the mistakes of the past - and that we continue to do all we can to ensure that former child migrants enjoy the same rights and privileges as we all do. I offer my very best wishes and heartfelt thanks to the Trust which continues to carry out its vital work."

Click on the video links below to view the 2010 statement by Gordon Brown and the response of Harold Haig, Secretary of the International Association of former Child Migrants and their Families:


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