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Victims Advisory Panel

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what remuneration the chair of the Victims Advisory Panel receives; (304308)

(2) how many people worked for the Victims Advisory Panel in each of the last three years;

(3) how much was spent on the Victims Advisory Panel in each of the last three years.

This Victims Advisory Panel is currently chaired by senior officials in the Office of Criminal Justice Reform. There is no additional remuneration for this role.

The Victims Advisory Panel recruited in July 2006 originally consisted of nine volunteers. Two more volunteer panel members were recruited in 2007 to replace one member who resigned, bringing the total panel members to 10.

The current Victims Advisory Panel's tenure concluded in July 2009. Four panel members have agreed to extend their membership and continue their work until February 2010 when we expect to appoint the Victims' Commissioner.

The Government spent the following amounts supporting the Victims Advisory Panel:

£19,116 in 2007-08

£46,940 in 2008-09

£6,692 in 2009-10 (up to the end of October 2009).