§ Mr. Edward Davey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what preparations his Department has made to allow members of the public to report crimes via the internet and e-mail; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
I have commissioned work on the development of an internet portal which would enable members of the public to report minor crimes to the police using the internet.
This exciting development is part of a wider vision for delivering police services electronically to the public which we are now working on. While many forces are already introducing services via their own websites, I believe that the public should be able to interact with their local force through a standard interface providing a wide range of services.