Women's Refuges

Home Department written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of refuge places available for women in South Wales in (a) each year from 1995 to 2005 and (b) the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, The Secretary of State for Wales

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The responsibility in this instance rests with the Welsh Assembly Government. They do not maintain central records of the number of refuge places.

The Assembly Government are committed to tackling the problems faced by women in society, in particular domestic abuse. In March 2005, in partnership with a number of agencies and organisations, they published Tackling Domestic Abuse: The All Wales National Strategy" which sets out their approach to tackling domestic abuse, including the provision of refuges.

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