HC Deb 15 July 2003 vol 409 c282W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the cost of the street crime initiative. [124989]

Ms Blears

On 1 May 2002 my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary announced that £67 million had been allocated to tackle Street Crime in 2002–03. On 5 December 2002 the Home Secretary announced that a further £25 million would be provided in 2003–04 to support continued police operations against street crime.

In addition, a number of other funding streams and work programmes both within the Home Office and from other Government Departments, have contributed directly and indirectly to tackling street crime. Most of these programmes have, however, had broader agendas, and it is not possible therefore to attribute a precise cost to the street crime element.