Surcharges

Justice written question – answered at on 12 July 2010.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who the beneficiaries have been of the victim surcharge since it was introduced.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The following table shows how funding was committed from Victim Surcharge receipts each year from 2007-08 to 2009-10. Any shortfall has been met from savings in other areas of the Ministry of Justice.

£
Recipient Department 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Services Ministry of Justice 3 million 2.6 million 2.6 million
Witness Care Units Crown Prosecution Service 3 million 2.6 million 2.6 million
Victim Support Plus Ministry of Justice 5.7 million 7 million 6.2 million
Victims Fund(1) Ministry of Justice and the Home Office (2)1.75 million (3)1.75 million (4)1,770474
Grand total - l3.45 million 13.95 million 13,170,474
(1) The Victims Fund provides funding for voluntary organisations supporting victims of sexual violence, murder/manslaughter and hate crime. For 2009-10 this was combined with £1 million funding from the Government Equalities Office. The fund is allocated annually via competitive tender.

(2) £1.25 million Sexual violence, £250,000 Hate Crime and £250,000 Homicide.

(3) £1.25 million Sexual violence, £250,000 Hate Crime and £250,000 Homicide.

(4) £1.25 million Sexual violence, £250,000 Hate Crime and £270,474 Homicide.

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