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Antisocial Behaviour: Crime Prevention

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what method her Department uses to apportion funding to local authorities to tackle anti-social behaviour. (257201)

Local authority funding generally takes the form of mainstream non-ring fenced grants or non-ring fenced area-based grant (ABG): a single capital pot designed to increase the funding flexibility and allow local areas much greater freedom to spend money in a way they see fit to support the delivery of local, regional and national priorities in their areas. The position in Wales is slightly different, whereby the funding for community safety partnerships has been consolidated into the crime reduction and antisocial behaviour national resource grant.

In both England and Wales it is for local partnerships to agree how the grants received should be allocated against locally determined priorities, including tackling antisocial behaviour.