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Supporting People Programme: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of recent trends in Supporting People funding in respect of domestic violence (a) refuge provision, (b) women only services and (c) black and minority ethnic women services. (188274)

In 2005-06, over £59 million of Supporting People funding was used to provide housing-related support for victims of domestic violence. In 2006-07, the most recent year for which figures are available, that figure had risen to over £61 million. Services are commissioned by top-tier local authorities to meet local needs. The Government have not assessed the funding for specific types of services to which my hon. Friend refers.