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Domestic Violence (Refuge)

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues about improving the services offered to women seeking refuge from domestic violence. (75353)

As Deputy Minister for Women and Equality, I sit on the Inter-Ministerial Group for Domestic Violence (chaired by my hon. Friend Baroness Scotland of Asthal) which undertakes the performance management of the cross-Government National Domestic Violence Delivery Plan by reviewing progress at quarterly meetings. This is the mechanism for improving the services offered to women seeking refuge from domestic violence nationally.

A substantially revised domestic violence Best Value Performance Indicator will help assess overall provision and effectiveness of local authority services designed to help victims of domestic violence.