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Women's Refuges

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Minister for Women what plans she has to increase funding to women's refuges. [130840]

The Government are committed to increasing the full range of accommodation options for victims of domestic violence, including more refuges and better help to support victims to stay in their own homes if appropriate. The Government is investing through the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister £8.9 million this financial year in refuges provision and the Housing Corporation has allocated an additional £9.9 million.