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Tackling gang culture
12/12/2011 23:20:00

One of my main priorities over the last few months has been ensuring that Croydon gets the help it needs to recover from the riots on 8th August.

Each Parliamentary day begins with the opportunity to question Ministers from a particular government department and today it was the Home Office's turn. In answer to a question from another MP, the Home Secretary announced that she was providing funding to 22 local authority areas to tackle the problem of gang culture.

Given the evidence that known gang members were at the heart of what happened in Croydon, I pressed the Home Secretary on whether we are one of the areas that will be receiving funding and I was delighted that she confirmed that we would be receiving the fourth largest amount of funding of any area in the country (about £350,000 next year). Along with the money recently announced by the Mayor of London, this should help to ensure that we never see scenes like that on our streets again.

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