UPDATE ON CICA SCHEME.
Further to my previous circular of 2nd November 2012 I am writing to update you on this matter
Yesterday Labour secured an Opposition Day Debate opposing the Government’s attack on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. An Opposition Day Debate is an allocated time when the official opposition can put a motion for debate and vote on an issue of its choosing. The debate was also attended by members of the RMT Parliamentary Group.
Following the debate the Government won the vote and there was no sign of any rebellion.
It is still the case that the actual Statutory Instrument (SI) to change the law has yet to be tabled by the Government and it is likely that when this happens the Opposition will object and force a vote. The Government will probably table the SI within the week and the Union will continue to campaign against the proposals.