§ Mrs. Humble
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the effectiveness of the Community Safety Partnership is(a) monitored and (b) inspected. 
§ Mr. Denham
Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) are required to conduct an audit of crime and disorder in their area and every three years, publish a strategy to tackle problems in their area. The CDRP is required to implement the strategy and keep it under review to monitor its effectiveness and make any necessary changes. Recorded crime figures at CDRP level are published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin.
Measures in the Police Reform Act 2002 maintain the requirement for CDRPs to monitor their own progress and introduce new reporting mechanisms for CDRPs to advise progress on the implementation of their strategy to the Secretary of State. The new reporting process will be introduced during 2003–04 and will look for CDRPs to monitor progress on reducing crime and disorder and the misuse of drugs and on the effectiveness of local partnership working arrangements.