HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 c223W
Vernon Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what effect neighbourhood and street wardens are having on curtailing antisocial behaviour in towns and cities. [55545]

Ms Keeble

Since 2001, 84 Neighbourhood Warden schemes have become active. This year we are bringing forward 123 Street Warden schemes.

Most schemes have curtailing antisocial behaviour as one of their key objectives. Wardens are having an increasing effect on curtailing antisocial behaviour through their deterrent value, their relationship with local communities and enabling the relevant agencies to respond to incidents.

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