§ Alan Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether section 17 of the Crime and1030W Disorder Act 1998 will apply to (a) the Planning Bill, (b) the Licensing Bill and (c) the Local Government Bill; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 applies without prejudice to any other obligation imposed on an authority to which it applies. Any new functions proposed under the(a) the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill (b) theLicensing Bill and (c) the Local Government Bill maintains the duty under section 17 for the relevant authority to have due regard to the likely effect of the exercise of those functions on, and the need to do all it reasonably can to prevent, crime and disorder in its area.