HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 cc194-5W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, further to his answer of 7 February, financial resources for the programme of research into child sexual abuse will be backdated to the beginning of the financial year.

Mr. John Patten

Financial resources for the Home Office research and planning unit's programme of research, including those projects concerning child sexual abuse, for the financial year 1989–90 are available from 1 April 1989. The allocation of funds for individual projects is dependent on the starting dates of the projects and cannot be backdated.