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Community Safety Accreditation Schemes

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers (a) private companies and (b) other organisations participating in community safety accreditation schemes have in each police force area. (223545)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: It is for the Chief Constable of a police force to decide which of the powers available under the community safety accreditation scheme are given to individuals working for private companies and other organisations. The Home Office has carried out an audit of the powers accredited under CSAS in each police force which can be found on the Home Office website at:

http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/communitypolicing/citizenfocusedpolicing/communitysafety-accredit-scheme/.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) private companies and (b) other organisations are in the community safety accreditation scheme in each police force area; and how many people have been accredited by each such scheme to date. (223546)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: The Home Office does not collect data on which private companies and other organisations are in the community safety accreditation scheme (CSAS). However, a Home Office audit on the CSAS found there to be 1,406 people accredited under the scheme across England and Wales.

The audit shows, among other things, the number of accredited people per force and can be found on the Home Office website at:

http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/communitypolicing/citizenfocusedpolicing/communitysafetyaccredit-scheme/.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-UK citizens have been accredited under community safety accreditation schemes since the inception of such schemes, broken down by nationality. (223548)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: The Home Office does not collect information on the number of non-UK citizens accredited under community safety accreditation schemes.