§ 19. Mr. Bryant
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with Whitehall colleagues and the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales about the implementation of measures to reduce crime in Wales. 
§ Mr. Touhig
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I are in regular contact with colleagues and with the First Minister and his Cabinet colleagues about issues affecting Wales.
The Government's partnership approach to fighting crime is making a significant difference in communities across Wales. With funding running into millions of pounds, local crime and disorder reduction partnerships are implementing projects targeted at crime hotspots, domestic violence and drug related crime. The Crime Reduction Director for Wales encourages partnerships to link this work with other local community strategies, particularly the Communities First programme.