§ Miss Widdecombe
To ask the Prime Minister (1) how the work on crime undertaken by Lord Birt contributed to his speech "Improving Your Local Environment", delivered on 24 April; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) which of the proposals in his speech "Improving Your Local Environment", delivered on 24 April, were put forward by Lord Birt in his capacity as the Government's adviser on crime; and if he will make a statement. 
§ The Prime Minister
[holding answer 1 May 2001]: The proposals in my 24 April speech which related to crime reduction drew on the Government's strategy document "Criminal Justice: The Way Ahead" (Cm 5074).