§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on Home Office policies to improve community relations in areas which have suffered from recent disturbances. 
§ Mr. Denham
The Government took immediate steps in response to the disturbances last summer. In the short term, we made available £7 million to fund additional summer activities for young people. In addition £3 million has been made available to fund the appointment of community facilitators for those areas most in need.
Other measures taken by Government and proposals for further action are set out in the report of the Ministerial Group on Public Order and Community Cohesion. That report will be published tomorrow together with the report of the independent Review Team, led by Ted Cantle, announced by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary in his statement of 10 July 2001, Official Report, column 663. Copies will be placed in the Library.