ABERFAN REMEMBERED
ABERFAN REMEMBERED

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Apology invited from the present gaovernment

I am asking, via my MP, if the present government is willing to offer an apology on behalf of the then government, about the way it handled the disaster.

No-one was prosecuted, dismissed or demoted for the tragedy.

Money was borrowed as a contribution to remove the tips.  It was not donated for that purpose.  It was donated to help the victims and their families.

The original amount of money was repaid later.  At a later date, interest on the money was repaid, though not explicitly mentioned as such.

We cannot turn the clock back, but I think an apology would help.

No apology yet.  It may never be forthcoming, but I will keep prodding the present government, and future governments for one.

Conscience is a very peculiar thing.  There is no long-term escape from it.  We might get an apology in 50 or 100 years maybe.

That will depend on when sufficient members of the government at the time, not just the Secretary of State for Wales, will have their consciences switched on.