HC Deb 22 May 2000 vol 350 c356W
19. Mr. Ian Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Department for Education and Employment to ensure that schools are fully involved in local partnerships to combat crime and disorder. [121550]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Following agreement with Ministers in the Department for Education and Employment, we have designated schools as bodies with which local authorities and police forces must co-operate in partnership to develop and implement their local crime and disorder reduction strategies.