HC Deb 03 February 1984 vol 53 c397W
Mr. Sackville

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will increase the financial support available to local victim support schemes.

Mr. Mellor

The Department provides grant aid for the national Association of Victims Support Schemes, but not for local schemes, though some receive funding under the urban programme, MSC schemes, and the DHSS opportunities for volunteering scheme. It seems to me appropriate that, in general, local voluntary schemes should be funded from within the communities they serve.