HC Deb 11 June 1990 vol 174 c38W
Ms. Richardson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the number of refuges for battered women; and how many places they provide in each local authority in England and Wales.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

This information is not held centrally. Data held by the National Voluntary Organisation Women's Aid Federation (England) Ltd. indicate that there are 200 such refuges in England. I will write to the hon. Member about numbers of places in each local authority. Refuges in Wales are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

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