§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letters of the hon. Member for Bolton, North-East of 17 September 1991 concerning crime prevention in Bolton and 21 October 1991 concerning help for the disabled by his Department; and if he will update his note entitled "Action Against Crime."
§ Mr. John Patten
I wrote to my hon. Friend about crime prevention in Bolton on 15 January. My hon. Friend also wrote to me on 13 January requesting an up to date copy of the note "Action Against Crime". "Action Against Crime" is updated regularly. I have arranged for a copy of the latest version to be sent to my hon. Friend, and a copy is placed in the Library of the House.
My hon. Friend also asked when he could expect a reply to his letter to my right hon. Friend of 21 October. We can reply only in respect of actions as an employer of people with disabilities and I or my right hon. Friend will do so shortly.