27. Mr. John P. Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any proposals for new measures to combat rising crime.
§ Mr. John Patten
We shall continue to pursue vigorously our policies to combat crime and protect the public. Additional people and money will be made available to the police this year. The provisions of the 237W Criminal Justice Bill will enhance the courts' powers to deal effectively with offenders. We are expanding our substantial programme of crime prevention measures, with four new safer cities projects recently announced.