HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 cc63-4W
Mr. Soley

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state, at constant prices, for each of the next three years (a) the estimated amount to be paid to victims of violence under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, (b) the amount allocated to administration of the scheme and (c) the amount allocated to local victim support schemes giving in each case the estimated increase over 1986–87.

Mr. Lang

The information is as follows. With regard to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, which operates on a Great Britain basis, the Scottish element is currently estimated at 20 per cent. of the planned provision for Great Britain as a whole.

1987–88 £ million 1988–89 £million 1989–90 £ million
Estimated expenditure on compensation under criminal injuries compensation scheme 15.183 15.443 16.637
Increase over 1986–87 6.235 6.494 7.689
Estimated cost of administration of scheme 1.319 1.593 1.666
Increase over 1986–87 0.279 0.553 0.626

Central Government grant is paid to the Scottish Association of Victim Support Schemes (SAVSS) which distributes funds as appropriate to 12 local victim support schemes. Grant has been paid to the Scottish association since it was formed in March 1985; and in 1986–87 amounted to £26,000 revenue and £1,500 capital. In addition, further revenue grant of £15,000 per year has been offered to the association to assist specific projects. The level of grant for future years is still under consideration.

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