§ Mr. Terlezki
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many neighbourhood watch schemes have been established (a) in Wales, (b) in South Wales, (c) in Cardiff and (d) in Cardiff, West; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
There are currently 1,342 neighbourhood watch schemes in Wales. Of these, 463 are in the South Wales constabulary area including 54 in Cardiff of which 23 are in the police sub-division which covers the Cardiff, West constituency. We are encouraged by the involvement of the community in crime prevention indicated by the increase in the number of schemes in Wales during the last 12 months.