§ Lord Graham of Edmonton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have received the Metropolitan Police Committee's advice on proposed objectives for the Metropolitan Police in 1999–2000 and on an Efficiency Plan. [HL1648]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
Yes. Following consultation with the Metropolitan Police Committee and the Commissioner, my right honourable friend the Home Secretary has approved the following objectives for the Metropolitan Police in 1999–2000:
- 1. Dealing with Young Offenders
- To deal speedily and effectively with young offenders and to work with other agencie s to reduce offending and re-offending.
2. Reducing Crime and Disorder
- To provide corporate support for local partnerships to reduce local crime and disorder.
- To reduce the incidence of repeat victimisation, specifically in respect of burglary, racial incidents, homophobic attacks and domestic violence.
3. Reducing Drug Related Crime
- To target and reduce drug related crime in partnership with other local agencies.
- To increase the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) commitment to become an anti-racist
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These objectives are set out in the Metropolitan Police Policing Plan 1999–2000 which the Commissioner is issuing with my right honourable friend the Home Secretary's approval.
Again with my right honourable friend the Home Secretary's approval, following consultation with the Metropolitan Police Committee, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is publishing at the same time an Efficiency Plan for 1999–2000 which aims for efficiency gains of 3.5 per cent.
My right honourable friend the Home Secretary is sending copies of both these plans to all right honourable and honourable Members in the other place whose constituencies fall wholly or partly within the Metropolitan Police District and he is arranging for copies to be placed in the Library.