§ Mrs. Beckett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will reconsider the decision to reject the application by Derbyshire county council for a building programme including special interview rooms at police stations for rape victims and abused children; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Derbyshire county council submitted proposals for minor works worth a total of £404,000, of which work to the value of £215,000 was approved. None of the proposals referred specifically to special interview rooms at police stations for rape victims and abused children. If such a proposal were submitted for approval next year, it would be considered in the light of circular 69/86.