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Domestic Violence

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to answer of 28 March, Official Report, column 437W, on domestic violence, how many claims were made which (a) were successful and (b) were not successful for community care grants by victims of domestic violence in each year since 1998 for which figures are available. [108179]

The available information is in the table.

Community Care Grant applications made as a result of domestic violence, resulting in awards and refusals, 1998–99 to 2002–03
YearAwardsRefusals
1998–998,400N/A1
1999–20008,2002,300
2000–017,5002,400
2001–028,1002,500
2002–038,0002,400

Notes:

1. A comparable figure for the number of refusals in 1998–99 is not available because prior to 1999–00 the data were based on a different method of counting.

2. The information relates only to those applications for community care grants made specifically as a result of domestic violence. Community care grant applications may also have been made for other reasons by other people who have been the victims of domestic violence.

3. Figures are for initial awards and refusals only and do not include awards following review.

4. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.

Source:

DWP Social Fund Policy Budget Management Information System.