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Violent Crime

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of
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12 January 2006, Official Report, columns 838–9W, on violent crime, if he will break down the information provided in the categories of (a) other assault and (b) other violence against the person, including the number of rapes. [46010]

Fiona Mactaggart: In the period January 1999 to December 2005 the National Offender Management Service has been notified of three rapes committed while the offender was subject to the HOC scheme. To break down further the cases listed under the categories of other assault and other violence against the person would incur disproportionate cost.

Wandsworth Council

Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was provided to Wandsworth council to tackle antisocial behaviour in the last year for which figures are available. [64134]

Hazel Blears: A wide range of funding streams across government have a positive impact on tackling antisocial behaviour at a local level. For example, Neighbourhood Renewal programmes which focus on the most deprived areas and give practitioners and local communities a real opportunity to turn their neighbourhoods around; the Department for Education and Skills (DFES) through their work on schools and parenting contribute to preventing problems escalating and ensuring families get the support they need.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and their work in tackling litter and fly tipping which can often blight neighbourhoods where antisocial behaviour and crime can take hold; and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) who provide the opportunity to divert young people from the destructive and damaging involvement in antisocial behaviour.

The Departmental for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) also contributes to ensure a swift and effective criminal justice system for dealing with the perpetrators of anti-social behaviour activity. In relation to specific Home Office funding to tackle anti-social behaviour in the last two financial years we have allocated £25,000 to every CDRP in both England and Wales to fund an antisocial behaviour co-ordinator. This amounts to £9.4 million per annum. Funding for 2005–06 was part of the Safer, Stronger Communities Fund (SSCF) and this arrangement will continue for the next two years (2006–07 and 2007–08).