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Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to increase the powers of crime and disorder reduction partnerships. (78328)

Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships have duties, rather than powers, under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The Home Office has recently conducted a review of the relevant provisions of this Act in order further to strengthen the visibility, responsiveness, membership and role of CDRPs. Our aim is to make-them the most effective possible vehicle for tackling crime and disorder, substance misuse, antisocial behaviour, and environmental crime at a local level. The review findings were published on 25 January 2006. A copy is available in the Library of the House. The legislative changes required to implement the recommendations of the review are included in the Police and Justice Bill, currently before Parliament..