HC Deb 07 September 2004 vol 424 c965W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will identify for(a) his Department and (b) the agencies and task forces for which it is responsible each funding strea# for public services in (i) the Isle of Thanet and (ii) Canterbury City local authority area. [181702]

Fiona Mactaggart

Home Office funding streams for the Kent area consist of the following:

  • General Police Grant
  • Capital Grant
  • Crime Fighting Fund
  • Rural Policing Fund
  • DNA Expansion Programme
  • Airwave
  • Basic Command Unit Fund
  • Community Support Officers
  • Special Priority Payments
  • South East Allowance
  • Building Safer Communities to CDRP partnership
  • Antisocial behaviour funding to CDRP partnership
  • Home Office Connecting Communities Project
  • Home Office Time Limited Development Fund

We do not hold information by local authority area, within each county.

Following the spending review, my right hon. Friends the Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister have announced a new Safer and Stronger Communities Fund (White Paper "Confident Communities in a Secure Britain", published on 19 July 2004) which will bring together a number of funding streams for community safety and improving public spaces.

Alongside the intention to bring together a number of funding streams, the Home Office strategic plan intends to further promote local audits of priorities for community safety and the resources used to prevent and respond to crime and other issues. In particular, an assessment of resources and needs will be a feature of new local area agreements covering community safety, in areas in which these agreements will be developed. The Home Office is looking to build on the existing work of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Drug Action Teams who audit crime and drugs issues in local areas.

For reference, these are outlined on page 36 of the strategic plan.

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