HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 cc480-1W
Mr. Letwin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement on the work of Professor Michael Barber in his role as advisor on crime; [51214]

(2) if Professor Michael Barber continues in his role as a Home Office advisor on crime; and if he will make a statement; [51212]

(3) to which of his recent crime fighting initiatives Professor Michael Barber has contributed; and if he will make a statement; [51215]

(4) if he will place in the Library copies of the research undertaken by Professor Michael Barber in his capacity as the Government's adviser on crime: and if he will make a statement. [51438]

Mr. Blunkett

[holding answer 19 April 2002]: Professor Michael Barber is head of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit which is working closely with the Treasury and other Delivery Departments to ensure that the Government achieve their delivery priorities during this Parliament across the key areas of public service: health, education, crime, asylum and transport. He reports to my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister (Mr. Blair), and is not separately an adviser on crime.