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Fines: Victim Support Schemes

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much is expected to be received from payments of the victims surcharge in financial years (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10 and (d) 2010-11. (138892)

It is estimated that £15.1 million of surcharge monies will be collected in the first full year of implementation, but this estimate did not explicitly relate to 2007-08. The estimate is expected to remain valid for future years. No estimates have been made for specific financial years.

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what will happen to money received from payments of the victims surcharge. (138893)

Monies received from the victims surcharge will go to the victims fund that will be dispersed to projects and schemes to support the victims and witnesses of crime.