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Victims Fund: Sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse( 1)
£

Women's Support Network

28,038

Eva Women's Aid (Redcar and Cleveland Women's Aid)

41,724

Womankind (Bristol Women's Therapy Centre)

41,202

Grimsby and Scunthorpe Rape Crisis

49,146

Sexual and Domestic Abuse and Rape Advice Centre (SARAC)

15,250

Voice UK

28,000

1 This funding was awarded for support services on sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse, however the organisations also support victims with multiple problems, e.g. domestic violence

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) by what means charitable and voluntary groups in the domestic violence and domestic abuse sector are able to apply for funding from the victims fund; [205717]

(2) what criteria charitable and voluntary groups in the domestic violence and domestic abuse sector are required to meet to be considered for funding from the victims fund. [205718]

Bridget Prentice: The Victims Fund focuses on specialist services for victims of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse, hate crime and homicide. The grant awards for 2007-8 were allocated following separate open competition application and assessment processes, which were advertised on the Government Funding website.


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Organisations supporting victims of domestic violence would have been eligible to apply if the bid was for services that would benefit the advertised target client group.

The grant awards for Third Sector organisations-supporting victims of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse have been made for this financial year, by repeating the grants to last year's recipients. Therefore this part of the scheme is not open for new applications for this year. Decisions on the allocation of grants for hate crime and homicide schemes are still pending.

Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929: Prosecutions

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of an offence under the Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929, broken down by age group, in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [206132]

Maria Eagle: The requested data relating to offences under the Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929 are in the following table.

The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

Number of males and females, broken down by age group, proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts, for the offence of ‘Child Destruction’ under the Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929, England and Wales, 1997 to 2006( 1,2)
1997 1998 1999 2000
Sex Age Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty

Male

10-17

Male

18-20

Male

21 and over

1

Male

Total

1

Female

10-17

Female

18-20

Female

21 and over

Female

Total


2001 2002 2003 2004
Sex Age Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty

Male

10-17

Male

18-20

1

Male

21 and over

1

Male

Total

1

1

Female

10-17

Female

18-20

Female

21 and over

Female

Total



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2005 2006
Sex Age Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty

Male

10-17

Male

18-20

Male

21 and over

1

Male

Total

1

Female

10-17

Female

18-20

1

Female

21 and over

1

1

Female

Total

2

1

(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Note:
The number of people found guilty may exceed those proceeded against in a. particular year, as it may be the case that the proceedings in the magistrates court took place in the preceding year and they were found guilty at the Crown court in the following year, or the defendant was found guilty for a different offence to the original offence proceeded against.

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