Now that there are new justice ministers in place, I will be seeking a meeting to try and take forward the provisions of Public Advocate Bill which I recently introduced into the House of Commons.
❗️❗️Executive Committee of Hillsborough Families Support Group endorse Maria Eagle’s Public Advocate Bill ⬇️👇The Bill, being introduced in the House of Commons today (10 July) will make sure that the experiences of the Hillsborough Families, having to fight for decades to get to the truth will never be repeated. The Public Advocate will be independent of Government and a date controller with power to establish an Independent Panel to produce and publish documents that get to the truth at a much earlier stage in the aftermath of disasters.Maria wants it to prevent any other families to have to fight for decades to get to the truth so that no-one will ever again have to go through what the Hillsborough families and survivors have.
Posted by Maria Eagle MP on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Introduced in July under the Ten Minute Rule Procedure, my Bill aims to prevent families of those killed and injured in public disasters such as Hillsborough and the sinking of the MV Derbyshire from ever again having to endure the nightmare of having to fight for decades to get justice for their deceased and injured loved ones.
The Bill would enable the families themselves to get a new official, the Public Advocate, on board if they wish, to represent them collectively in producing documentation and ensuring transparency. This will ensure there is no cover up of information and will stop truth and justice taking decades to establish. Whilst the previous Government had a version of such a post in their Queens Speech two years ago, they have not legislated and in any event, it is a watered down version of the proposal Lord Michael Wills and I produced following the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report in 2012.