HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c967W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Minister for Women what sources are employed by her Department for the statistics on domestic violence. [58105]

Ms Hewitt

The main sources of statistics on domestic violence used to inform policy come from the British Crime Survey, police records and a range of national and international research.

The Government are committed to furthering our understanding of the scope, dimension and impact of domestic violence. This is why my hon. Friend, the Deputy Minister for Women is launching national research into the economic costs of domestic violence.