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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 23rd April 2019.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her question. I know that she has a sustained interest in this area. She will be aware that we increased funding for specialist rape and sexual abuse support services, including for child sexual abuse, from April this year. That means a 10% increase in funding, a move to three-year rather than annual settlements, and support for 96 centres across England and Wales—the highest number that the MOJ has ever funded—ensuring that support services are available in each of the police and crime commissioner areas.