HC Deb 06 May 1993 vol 224 cc178-9W
Mr. Batiste

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the Government's policy for financing and supporting crime prevention.

Mr. Jack

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for High Peak (Mr. Hendry) on 4 March, at columns274–75, which details Home Office support for crime prevention. In addition, other Departments' programmes, such as the Department of the Environment's city challenge and estates action, and the Department for Education's grants for education support and training scheme, include strong crime prevention elements. Overall Government spending on crime prevention was an estimated £167 million in 1991–92.