HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c202W
29. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the levels of assistance available to victims of violent crime.

Mr. Mayhew

In 1981–82 the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board made over 22,000 final awards and nearly 4,000 interim awards to victims of criminal injury at a total cost of nearly £22 million. We are providing grant aid to the National Association of Victims Support Schemes to assist in the development of voluntary schemes throughout the country.