MP for East Derry Gregory Campbell has called on Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene on behalf of former Ministry of Defence staff who worked in Ebrington Barracks in Derry so they may be granted a Financial Recognition Award (FRA).
The DUP MP explained: “Ministry of Defence civilian staff who worked in Ebrington Barracks Base, have not received the Financial Recognition Award given to civil servants who worked at MoD establishments in Northern Ireland and were made redundant during the period August 1, 2006 to December 31, 2008.” Mr Campbell has also met with the Minister for Defence, Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Andrew Robathan MP, on the issue. “However, there remains no indication that such a Financial Recognition Award is to be granted,” said Mr Campbell.
“Civilians who were employed in MoD establishments worked in exceptionally difficult circumstances and a number of their colleagues were murdered in the course of such work for the security forces.”
Mr Campbell added: “I have written to the Prime Minister to intervene, and to ask if there is any possibility that this matter can be resolved.”