§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral answer of 30 January,Official Report, column 773, if he will set out the basis of his statement that crime is falling for the first time in 40 years. 
§ The Prime Minister
I refer the hon. Member to the oral answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Neath (Mr. Hain) on 1 February 1996,Official Report, columns 1120–21.