Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Chernobyl Children at PMQs

I snuck in at number nine on the order paper to quiz the PM on Chernobyl children. I highlighted the anomaly that means Chernobyl children from Belarus who have recuperative holidays here receive free visas yet Chernobyl children from the north of Ukraine don't. That's the case even though the contamination in the north of Ukraine can be even worse than that in Belarus.

The PM agreed that I should have a meeting with the Home Secretary to discuss the issue. I am sure they will see the benefits of free visas for all Chernobyl children so that even more can benefit from holidays here.

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