HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 c544W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he proposes to increase the level of Home Office grant to the National Association of Victims Support Schemes.

Mr. Brittan

The amount of the Home Office grant to the NAVSS for 1983–84 is at present £20,000. I am glad to say that this is to be increased by £30,000 in 1984–85 and by a proportionate amount in the current year to enable additional staff and ofice accommodation to be provided as soon as possible. This will help the NAVSS to meet its growing commitments in support of the expanding network of voluntary victims support schemes throughout the country. The NAVSS will need to continue to look to other sources to meet a substantial proportion of its financial needs.