To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was of the Salvation Army shelters for victims of human trafficking in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013; whether the Government's funding of those shelters is dependant on the number of victims identified or the length of time they stay in the shelter; and for what average number of days victims have stayed in such shelters in 2014.
The total cost of the Government-funded Adult Victims of Trafficking Care
Contract was £3.7 million in 2012 and £3.6 million in 2013. The cost of this contract is
dependent on both the number of potential victims who enter the service and the
length of time potential victims stay in the service. In 2014 the average
length of stay in a safe house was 81 days.