HC Deb 17 March 1988 vol 129 c659W
46. Mr. Burt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the results of his Department's funding for local victim support schemes.

Mr. John Patten

We are making available up to £11 million over the next three financial years for the benefit of local victims support schemes. We have made 155 awards to enable local schemes to employ paid co-ordinators, and 54 awards to help schemes meet running costs. We are also sponsoring three projects aimed at developing improved support for the families of murder victims, children as victims, and victims of racial harassment.