HC Deb 03 March 2004 vol 418 cc1030-1W
Ms Abbott

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the performance of Government-funded community groups working to combat gun crime. [149786]

Caroline Flint

The Government are, in this financial year, providing £1.5 million specifically to support community action to help tackle gun crime. This is in addition to other funding, including through the Street Crime Initiative, to support community-based programmes that will help to tackle gun crime.

This work is on-going, but we will take stock, at an appropriate time, of the outcomes of the projects supported in order to inform future community-based action in this area. We will be developing a dedicated website to support those working to tackle gun crime, where we can provide information about existing programmes and spread examples of good practice.

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