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Government Equalities Office **
**Supporting People Programme (correction to oral answer)
I regret to inform the House that there was an inaccuracy in an answer given to oral question 19942 on 28th October 2010 Col 458W.
The response indicated that no recent representations had been received on the likely effect on women victims of domestic violence of reductions in funding to Supporting People Programme. I can confirm that in fact Sandra Horley, CEO Refuge, sent a letter to my Hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Equalities and Criminal Information (Lynne Featherstone) on 3rd August regarding this matter, copied to Ministers in CLG and DWP. Lynne Featherstone MP met with Sandra Horley on 12 October to discuss Refuge and tackling violence against women more generally.