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Refuges

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was allocated by his Department in each of the last three years towards providing shelters and other emergency accommodation for those affected by domestic violence. (128182)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

The ‘supporting people funding’ provided by the Housing Executive for accommodation and support services for those affected by domestic violence

£

2004-071

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

Accommodation-based

8,219,866.54

2,809,610.44

2,739,370.18

2,670,885.92

Floating support services

2,421,522.90

827,694.22

807,001.86

786,826.82

Total

10,641,389.44

3,637,304.66

3,546,372.04

3,457,712.74

1 Three year total

The total amount of housing benefit paid with respect to such accommodation over the last three financial years was £1,003,636.62. This is in addition to the figures detailed above.

In the current financial year £676.439 in housing association grant has been allocated for the provision of accommodation to go on site this year.