§ 14. John Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the operation of the Victims Liaison Unit. 
§ Mr. Browne
The Victims Liaison Unit, established in 1998 to implement the recommendations of the Bloomfield Report is responsible for: the provision of core funding to victims support groups; management and provision of grant aid to the Northern Ireland Memorial Fund; prioritisation and allocation of central Government funding for victims; and ensuring that all victims" issues which fall within the excepted and reserved fields in Northern Ireland are addressed.
The unit works in close partnership with the devolved Administration"s Victims Unit. This co-ordinated approach ensures the most effective support to victims of the troubles.