CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DETR – DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES – 15 January 2001

Dr Julian Lewis: In her recycled, sustainable statement the Minister [Hilary Armstrong] said that the measures outlined are designed to cut crime in deprived communities. Given that in such communities it is often the case that a high proportion of crimes are committed by a small number of dedicated criminals whom the courts allow out again and again instead of using their powers to put them away, will she explain how the measures will have any effect whatever on the level of crime in those communities?