§ Mr. Sumberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cities in the north west of England are covered by his Department's safer cities initiative; and what plans he has to extend the programme.
§ Mr. John Patten
Of the 16 projects established in the first two years of the safer cities programme, three are located in the north-west of England—at Rochdale, Salford and Wirral. We plan to set up four more projects in the financial year 1990–91, but the areas have not yet been selected.