§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Yvette Cooper)
The Government is today publishing a research report and research summary entitled "Neighbourhood Wardens Scheme Evaluation". This evaluation of the neighbourhood wardens scheme, undertaken by Social Development Direct, concludes that, in successful schemes, wardens are laving a significant impact. Neighbourhood wardens schemes represent value for12WS money in relation to crime reduction. There are also important, but uncosted, additional benefits—improved quality of life, reduced fear of crime, improvements in environmental problems and antisocial behaviour.
Copies of the research report and summary are available at www.neighbourhood.gov.uk and in the Library of the House.