HC Deb 21 October 2003 vol 411 c552W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the decision was taken to alter the basis for measuring performance against his Department's targets for the reduction of(a) burglary and (b) vehicle crime from recorded crime statistics to the British Crime Survey; which bodies and individuals were consulted before he authorised this change; and what form the announcement of this change took. [131804]

Ms Blears

The decision was taken by Home Office Ministers during the process of establishing Home Office Public Service Agreement targets for the period 2003–04 to 2005–06; announced by way of written ministerial statement on 25 March 2003,Official Report, column 8WS.