HC Deb 17 November 2003 vol 413 cc712-3W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what aspects of the Street Crime Initiative he intends to implement in all areas. [138367]

Ms Blears

Police forces not involved in the Street Crime Initiative will benefit from best practice circulated by the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Home Office's Police Standards Unit, including a CD Rom, Tactical Options from the Street Crime Initiative, which has been distributed to all police forces. Lessons are also being learnt from the Street Crime Initiative 'relating to the handling of street crime cases through the Criminal Justice System by the police, Crown Prosecution Service and the courts. These lessons, about getting the case right from the start, providing better support for victims and witnesses, and managing cases robustly in court, are being applied more widely as part of the work on bringing more offences to justice and improving public confidence in the criminal justice system.