§ Lord Gladwin of Clee
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What their objectives are for policing for 2001–02. [HL4815]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
The Police Act 1996 allows my right honourable friend the Home Secretary to set objectives, or ministerial priorities, for policing. The objectives for 2001–2002 will be:
- to reduce local problems of crime and disorder in partnership with local authorities, other local agencies and the public; and
- to increase trust and confidence in policing amongst minority ethnic communities.
These are the same priorities he set for 2000–2001. They remain in place for another year, and he has refrained from setting further priorities, to allow the police to concentrate their efforts on these key areas.