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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2019.

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

My right hon. Friend makes an important point. SARCs fall under the remit of the Department of Health and Social Care, but NHS England commissioned a report last year to assess the current state and future needs of the SARC workforce. Alongside SARCs and other victim support services, I have increased the funding available to rape and sexual violence support services by 10%, moving the funding from an annual to a three-year cycle.