§ Jackie Ballard
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will assess the responses to the consultation on the paper, Compensation for Victims of Violent Crime. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
We have completed a preliminary analysis of the responses to the consultation exercise, but need to undertake further work before we120W will be in a position to say how we plan to take matters forward. We hope to be able to announce our intentions fairly early in the new year.