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Robbery

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently serving prison sentences for robbery in (a) England and Wales and (b) Greater London.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which voluntary organisations have been approached already in the South-Eastern area to deal with drunks; and how much money is being made available to them for the year 1980–81.

A total of £30,000 has been made available in 1980–81 to set up pilot projects. Preliminary soundings have been made of voluntary bodies, but it would not yet be appropriate for me to name them.