HC Deb 05 July 1988 vol 136 c502W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how much is spent by his Department on funding research into child abuse, physical and sexual; how many such projects are funded; and if he will give the figures for each of the last five years.

Mr. Newton

The Department expects to spend a total of £157,200 in 1988 on research into child abuse: £90,600 will be spent on two projects concerned only with child sexual abuse, £16,600 on a project concerned with physical abuse and £50,000 on three projects researching both types of abuse. Figures for the last five years are as follows:

  • 1987 £58,200–2 projects—physical and sexual abuse.
  • 1986 £22,700–2 projects—physical abuse.
  • 1985 £14,000–2 projects—physical abuse.
  • 1984 £10,800–1 project—physical abuse.
  • 1983 £3,200–1 project—physical abuse.

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