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Proceeds of Crime: Victim Support

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

13. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that the proceeds of crime recovered by police forces are allocated to fund support services for victims of crime. (295137)

Earlier this month my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary announced details of local projects to be funded under the new £4 million Community Cashback scheme which gave local communities a say on how recovered criminal assets are spent. 11 projects are being funded which are victim-related. In addition £11 million from confiscated proceeds was paid last year as compensation to victims.