An MP is calling on the government to step up pressure on insurance companies to compensate British citizens injured in terrorist attacks.

Laurence Robertson MP asked foreign and commonwealth secretary Kim Howells what compensation was available to victims and their relatives injured both in the UK and abroad.

He is arguing that more should be done to compensate victims and that insurers should pay out.

Many travel insurers incorporate a terrorism exclusion in their policies.

Howell said those injured, or relatives of those killed
abroad, were not eligible for compensation under UK
compensation schemes.

He added: “We have in place a package of immediate assistance to help victims of terrorism overseas
and their families in the immediate aftermath of a
terrorist incident overseas.”