§ Mr. Paice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence he possesses to support the statement by the Minister for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety that the Neighbourhood Watch name and logos are Crown copyright; and why this evidence was not made available before the National Neighbourhood Watch Association registered the name and logo in its name. 
§ Ms Blears
[holding answer 13 September 2004]: The hon. Member may be aware that there is a legal dispute concerning the National Neighbourhood Watch Association's registration of the Neighbourhood Watch name and logos as its trade marks. As the question relates to issues in current legal proceedings, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.