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Victim Support Schemes

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will indicate the victim support schemes his Department is currently assisting in Scotland; and if he will indicate the level of finance involved.

Grant has been paid to the Scottish Association of Victim Support Schemes since it was formed in March 1985; in the financial year 1986–87 grant offered amounted to £26,000 revenue and £1,500 capital with a further £2,000 capital being made available to upgrade computer facilities. An additional revenue grant of £15,000 has been offered to the Association for each of three years commencing in 1986–87 to assist specific projects. It is intended to offer the Association revenue grant of £38,000 for the financial year 1987–88.