HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c216W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number of places per 10,000 women at women's refuges for each year since 1979.

Mrs. Currie

Information in this form is not available for each year since 1979. Currently, however, the national voluntary organisation, Women's Aid Federation (England), estimates that there are 1,282 places at women's refuges in England and Wales. This represents 0.64 of a place for every 10,000 women aged 18 and over, or one place per 15,600 women.