Being Launched Into The Compensation Scheme Set Up For Victims Of The Windrush Scandal.
The scandal saw some British citizens with Caribbean backgrounds deported or threatened with deportation, despite having the right to live in the UK.
Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs committee, said MPs were “deeply concerned” about problems with the scheme.
She added: “It is immensely important that the huge injustices experienced by the Windrush generation at the hands of the UK Home Office are not compounded by problems in the compensation scheme that was supposed to right those wrongs.”
Official figures published in October show that around 12% of Windrush victims claiming compensation have received payouts.
Home Office data shows 71 claims have been made for people who have already died, but so far only three have resulted in payments.
Last year, the most senior black member of Home Office staff working on the compensation scheme designed.
She told the Guardian the scheme was systemically racist and unfit for purpose.
“The results speak for themselves: the sluggishness of getting money to people, the unwillingness to provide information and guidance that ordinary people can understand,” said Alexandra Ankrah, a former barrister who was the scheme’s head of policy.