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Pub-Watch Scheme

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support his Department has offered to promote the Pub-watch scheme. [111204]

The Government welcome the contribution that Pub-watch schemes can make in helping to tackle alcohol-related violence and disorder. The importance of that contribution was reflected in the Home Office action plan, "Tackling Alcohol Related Crime, Disorder and Nuisance", published in August 2000. The plan highlights how such schemes, by disseminating information about known individuals or groups of people, can help to keep troublemakers from pubs and clubs, as well as provide early warning to bar staff, door staff and the police of instances of possible disorder.The Home Office does not provide direct financial support to Pub-watch schemes.