published: 27 October 2016
MPs have insisted that the families of the 21 people who died in the Birmingham pub bombings more than four decades ago must receive fair funding for new inquests.
Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips led a House of Commons adjournment debate urging the Government to ensure relatives received sufficient legal aid.
She was backed by Labour and Conservative MPs from Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.
Relatives have been told that one of their applications for legal aid has been successful, and they have been given advice about how a second application might also win approval.
But MPs pointed out that issues considered at the inquest would be the actions taken by the police and security services.