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Crime: Statistics

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to issue a public response to the recommendations put forward in the Smith Review of crime statistics; and if he will make a statement. (133677)

[holding answer 24 April 2007]: Recommendations from the Smith Review are being considered by the Crime Statistics Development Programme Board (CSDPB) which was established in January 2007. The CSDPB comprises representatives from the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Association of Police Authorities (APA), the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

The Home Office plans to issue a formal response to the Smith Review when the annual statistical bulletin on crime in England and Wales is published on 19 July 2007.