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House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy for dealing with anti-social behaviour and low-level criminal activity among the homeless population in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Dealing with anti-social behaviour and low-level crime is primarily a matter for police forces and their local partners. Police and crime commissioners will hold chief constables to account for the way they tackle local crime and policing priorities, including those related to homelessness where that is an issue. The Government are also reforming the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour, giving front-line professionals faster, more effective means of protecting victims and communities.

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