§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what funding is provided by Her Majesty's Government to support women's refuges throughout the United Kingdom; how much is to be provided in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
In 1995–96 the Government will be providing through the Housing Corporation about £3.25 million in revenue support for 1,910 bed spaces in women's refuges, and capital amounting to £2.5 million to develop further schemes. The Government are also making available to the Women's Aid Federation (England) £151,200 in core funding to provide support services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence in the home; £49,000 towards their national telephone help line and £55,000 over three years to fund a national housing co-ordinator. Other Government funding includes £252,662 to Welsh Women's Aid and an estimated £362,000 for projects in individual refuges and advice centres in Wales; £45,000 to Scottish Women's Aid for projects associated with tackling homelessness by women escaping domestic violence; and £159,609 in grant under sections 9 and 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 for training and administration costs.
Funding for future years depends upon the outcome of public expenditure decisions.