HC Deb 21 April 2004 vol 420 c492W
9. Ms Munn

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what action his Department is taking to make deprived communities better places to live. [166262]

Yvette Cooper

The Government have introduced a range of new programmes backed by substantial investment to improve disadvantaged areas, including the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Sure Start and neighbourhood wardens.

Independent research published this week shows crime in warden areas has dropped by 28 per cent.

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