§ Mr. Connarty
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with Home Office ministers regarding the contents of the planned bill relating to crime and disorder. 
§ Mr. McLeish
There is regular contact between the two Departments, at both Ministerial and official level, on this and other matters of mutual interest.159W
In Scotland we have announced our commitment to introducing Community Safety Orders, after proper consultation with the relevant agencies, and to consulting on the introduction of new offences of racial harassment and racially motivated violence.