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Offenders: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th July 2018

Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has for the funding of the Female Offender Strategy after 2021.

Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

A key commitment of the Government’s Female Offender Strategy, published on 27th June 2018, is the investment of £5 million of cross-Government funding over two years in community provision for women.

As part of this investment, we have launched an initial £3.5m grant competition for 2018/19 and 2019/20, which will provide funding for community provision for female offenders. We hope that successful applicants will use this to secure long-term funding to help sustain the support they provide. Discussions regarding future departmental spending plans are ongoing and will be set in due course.