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Home Office: Community Safety and Crime Reduction Group

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What changes they have made within the Home Office Community Safety and Crime Reduction Group in the past 12 months; and why they have made these changes.[HL8008]

The Crime Reduction and Community Safety Group (CRCSG) has undergone a number of changes over the past 12 months to create a structure that better matches resources to priorities. The changes provide a clear organisational focus on crime, drugs and policing policy, including by creating a crime and drugs strategy directorate; strengthen delivery by bringing performance management of police, crime and drugs targets into one directorate, including the work of the former Police Standards Unit; and improve corporate services. In addition, responsibility for information technology-enabled business change projects within the police service has been brigaded together, ahead of the vesting of the National Policing Improvement Agency. Changes are also being made to strengthen group-wide systems for planning, monitoring and managing resources.