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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21310: Angela Constance (Almond Valley)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 30 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports third sector organisations that support the families of resident Scots who have died abroad in suspicious circumstances.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 February 2019

The Scottish Government is providing £13.8 million to Victim Support Scotland over the period 2018-19 – 2020-21 to help victims of crime.

Victim Support Scotland has an agreement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to provide emotional and practical support to families of Scots who have died abroad as a result of murder or manslaughter; helping them to deal with the added trauma, complications and cost that a death abroad can cause.