§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the objectives of the safer cities campaign; what were the results in 1988; and whether the programme will be continued.
§ Mr. John Patten
The objectives of the safer cities programme are to reduce crime, lessen the fear of crime, and to create safer cities within which economic enterprise and community life can flourish. In 1988, the programme was announced, nine areas agreed to take part and project development began in all of them. Twelve projects are now operational, with four more due to become so shortly. We plan to establish four further projects during 1990.