§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 15 October 2001]Information is not held centrally on the membership of crime and disorder reduction partnerships, also commonly referred to as community safety partnerships, established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. In Wiltshire, the county council works closely with the four district-based community safety partnerships in the county who have responsibility for developing and implementing individual crime and disorder reduction strategies for their areas. The first strategies were published in March 1999 for the period 1999–2002. The next three-year strategies are due for publication by the end of March 2002. Crime and disorder reduction partnerships play an important role in tackling crime locally, ensuring a joined-up approach to crime prevention and community safety.