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Victims Strategy
Exerpts for David Hanson
Monday 10 September 2018

(1 year, 4 months ago)

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Commons Chamber
Ministry of Justice
Edward Argar Portrait Edward Argar - Parliament Live - Hansard
10 Sep 2018, 5:01 p.m.

I can give my hon. Friend exactly that assurance. I am grateful for the work that many charities have done to help us to prepare the strategy, and I look forward to them continuing to play a central role as we deliver it.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard

The independent advocate for major tragedies is an important and welcome development. Given the Minister’s announcement today, could he indicate the proposed budget for that position?

Edward Argar Portrait Edward Argar - Parliament Live - Hansard
10 Sep 2018, 5:02 p.m.

The right hon. Gentleman, a former holder of the office I now hold—if rather more senior and distinguished—is absolutely right to highlight that important role. We have launched the consultation on the independent public advocate today, in parallel with the publication of the strategy. We will await the results of the consultation to see exactly how the scope and nature of that role is determined, which will of course then inform the funding required.