This document contains the following information: Confident Communities in a Secure Britain: the Home Office Strategic Plan 2004 to 2008.
This five year plan should be read in conjunction with the Strategic plan for the criminal justice system (ISBN 010162882x) to see how the Home Office will take forward its objectives. It is in four main sections: the strategy for reducing crime, drug abuse and insecurity; building cohesive communities; managing migration; managing the Home Office.
Amongst the measures is a greater focus on the more prolific offenders, an increased use of tagging and an expansion of treatment places for drug users. There will also be an investment of £800 million to integrate IT systems and there is a plan to introduce biometric ID cards by 2008.
This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.