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Victim Support Schemes: Expenditure

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his answer of 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1733W, on victim support schemes: expenditure, what his estimate is of the annual total funding for the support of victims and witnesses since 2002 in addition to the grant to Victim Support. (147613)

Information on funding for victims and witnesses is not held centrally in this way. However funding to support victims and witnesses includes those in the following table:

There is other funding from this and other Government departments and local government which also includes elements that support victims and witnesses including:

Police

NHS

Local Authorities

Local Criminal Justice Boards

Safeguarding children partnerships

Housing

Connected Fund help to support victims of gun and knife crime, and gang violence.

£

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Compensation paid by criminal injuries compensation scheme (old scheme and tariff scheme cases)

233.5 million

232. 1 million

227.5 million

186.2 million

183.9 million

190.1 million

Domestic violence (including regional initiatives, helpline, specialist domestic violence courts and independent domestic violence advisors)

n/a

8.54 million

8.65 million

4 million

5.5 million

6 million

Sexual violence (including sexual assault referral centres, victims fund grants, umbrella organisations, independent sexual violence advisors)

406,000

432,000

300,000

1 million

3 million

3 million

POPPY projects (victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation)

n/a

33,000

216,000

593,000

620,000

1.2 million

Witness care units

n/a

n/a

n/a

36.1 million

Court waiting facilities

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

3.1 million

368,700

Court video links

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2.6 million

2.75 million

Police video recording facilities

n/a

n/a

2 million

n/a

n/a

n/a

The self help organisation, support after murder and manslaughter

120,000

130,000

140,000

140,000

140,000

140,000

Victim and witness delivery fund for LCJBs

n/a

n/a

n/a

150,000

n/a

200,000

Memorial service

n/a

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,000

Donation to London bombings relief charitable fund (for victims of terrorism in the UK)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1 million

2.5 million

7July Assistance Centre

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

89,425

204,797

Tsunami support network

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

121,927

n/a

Charitable fund for victims of overseas terrorism

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1 million

n/a

n/a = Figures are either not available, not quantifiable or not known.