HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c81W
17. Mr. Hilary Benn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the relationship between Neighbourhood Wardens and the police in promoting safer communities. [137463]

Mrs. Roche

Neighbourhood Wardens provide a reassuring presence in high crime neighbourhoods. They have no additional powers. They will promote community safety and respond to anti-social behaviour, enabling police to deal with crime. Neighbourhood Wardens will work in and with communities to reduce the fear of crime, strengthen community spirit, and report incidents to the police.