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Brakecare

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department made of the number of people who benefit annually from Brakecare’s bereavement pack before the decision to discontinue funding for Brakecare. (109854)

It is estimated approximately 6,000-6,500 people receive a copy of the Brakecare bereavement pack a year.

The Government are funding the Brakecare guide for bereaved families and friends in 2006 and Brakecare will be advised of the criteria and administrative procedures for future funding through the Victims’ Fund.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that the families of road crash victims will receive adequate information and support after his Department’s funding for Brakecare’s bereavement pack is withdrawn; (109853)

(2) if he will reconsider his decision to discontinue funding for Brakecare’s bereavement pack.

The Government are funding the Brakecare guide for bereaved families and friends in 2006 and Brakecare will be advised of the criteria and administrative procedures for future funding through the Victims’ Fund.