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Crime Reduction Programme

Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants and items of expenditure were included in the Crime Reduction Programme in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01. [129522]

Mr. Charles Clarke: Around £7.5 million was spent on grants and evaluation under the Crime Reduction

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Programme in 1999-2000. Planned expenditure for 2000-01 is £160 million. The programme covers a variety of crime reduction initiatives, including Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in public areas, Reducing Burglary and Targeted Policing Initiatives and schemes to cut vehicle and property crime, youth crime, offender reconviction rates and violence against women.