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Rape Victims

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budgetary provision the Home Office has made to provide rape counselling and support services to match the change in the number of rape complainants resulting from the passage of the Sexual Offences Bill. [110720]

The Department has made no specific budgetary provisions regarding support services to rape victims as a result of the passage of the Sexual Offences Bill through Parliament. We are, however, currently considering whether there are ways in which further support could be provided generally to victims of sexual offences.