HC Deb 07 November 2002 vol 392 cc843-4W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of progress in each of the five policing priority areas in England and Wales. [77548]

Mr. Denham

The Home Office is currently assessing the progress made in the Policing Priority Areas (PPAs) established in March this year. Most recently, I chaired an extremely constructive seminar on 8 October, attended by police and Local Authority representatives from each of the five PPA areas, to review and assess the experiences of the pilot sites. I intend to make an announcement about PPAs in the near future.