§ Mr. Syms
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give(a) the reasons for the projected change in net provision of money for criminal policy and programmes in 2001–02, (b) details of those areas of action which have received less funding than was 254W provided for at the commencement of financial year 2001–02 and (c) examples of measures which are funded under Request for Resources Bl. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 10 December 2001]: (a) Reasons for the changes are set out in Command Paper 5514 Home Office Winter Supplementary Estimates, copies of which have been placed in the Library.
(b) No areas of action funded under B1 have received less funding than was provided for at the commencement of the current financial year other than for the reasons set out at (a) above. However underspends in these areas may be redirected to other priority areas later in the current financial year.
(c) The principal activities funded under B1 are the National Probation Service, and the administration costs of the units that comprise Criminal Policy Group.