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Justice Secretary Jack Straw has told a survivor of the Mumbai terror attacks the law must change to compensate victims of foreign terrorism.
Will Pike, 29, will never walk again after falling as he tried to escape from a third-floor bedroom in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel with his girlfriend Kelly Doyle.
The couple met Mr Straw after discovering that both the Government and their travel insurance company were refusing to compensate Will for his injury.
Mr Straw signalled a change in the law was needed to support British citizens hurt in foreign attacks, saying: "It's very important to me. It's important to the Government."
Abu Qatada is to receive almost £8,000 a year in benefits because he has a bad back.
The fanatical cleric, said to be Osama Bin Laden’s ambassador in Europe, will get £150 a week of taxpayer’s cash after being released from jail last week
Qatada left Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire after the Appeal Court blocked his deportation to Jordan.
He is now living in an £800,000 four-bedroom Edwardian semi in a tree-lined street in West London.
His incapacity allowance will push
the family’s total annual handouts to more than £50,000.
His wife has been claiming £45,000 a year in child benefit, income support, housing benefit and council tax credit for the past four years.
Taxpayers are also footing an estimated £500,000 a year bill to provide round-the-clock surveillance on Qatada, who has been described by a judges as a ‘truly dangerous individual’.
He arrived in Britain 14 years ago