HC Deb 28 January 1987 vol 109 c248W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support he is giving to the National Association of Victims Support Schemes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

During the financial year 1986–87 the Home Office is providing a grant of £150,000 to the National Association of Victims Support Schemes, together with £136,000 to assist local schemes which are experiencing financial difficulties. In 1987–088, as well as renewing the grant to NAVSS, the Home Office intends to make £2 million available in further support for local schemes, as the first stage in a new programme of funding totalling £9 million over three years. The primary purpose of this funding is to support full-time salaried co-ordinators.