§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further steps he is taking to combat crime in inner city areas.
§ Mr. Hurd
I have today announced an important initiative, the "Safer Cities" programme, which will support the Government's policies for the regeneration of inner city areas with strong new action against crime. Twenty safer city projects will be established in inner city areas over the next three years. Their effect will be to promote an active partnership between the police, local authorities and concerned individuals in a well targeted4W programme of effective action against locally identified crime problems. The programme is more fully described in a note, copies of which I have placed in the Library of the House.