HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 cc234-5W
50. Mr. Corbett

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of central Government spending on law and order services is spent on funding victim support schemes.

Mr. David Mellor

Total estimated central Government expenditure on law and order services in England and Wales during the current financial year will be £1,087 million. The Department is making a grant to the National Association of Victims Support Schemes of up to £120,000, which represents approximately 0.01 per cent. of this total; and some £37 million (or 3.4 per cent. will be spent on compensating victims through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. In addition, an unquantifiable proportion of police resources is devoted to assisting the victims of crime.

Some local victims support schemes receive grants through the Manpower Services Commission, the Urban Programme and the DHSS "Opportunities for Volunteering" scheme, but such payments are not included in calculations of expenditure on law and order.