Christina Rees Shadow Minister (Justice):
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding she plans to allocate from the victim services budget for 2020-21 to police and crime commissioners for restorative justice capacity building.
Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice:
We have protected the overall level of funding for victims for this spending review period and have announced total funding of around �95m in 2017-18 to fund crucial support services. Police and Crime Commissioners will receive about �68m in 2017-18 to commission and/or provide the majority of emotional and practical support services for victims of crime (including restorative justice services). It will be for Police and Crime Commissioners to determine how to spend this funding within the terms of the grant agreement because they are well placed to know the needs of victims in their areas.