The Home Office is supportive of the early intervention work my hon. Friend and others are taking forward in Nottingham. However, regretfully we are unable to provide direct funding for his proposals at this time.
The Government are already doing a great deal to support similar activity through the Respect and the Social Exclusion Action Plans, including strands led by the DfES and the YJB. Nottingham has benefited significantly from this, and it is likely that there will also be further opportunities to bid for other funding to support this work in Nottingham in due course.