David Cameron, prime minister, announces a review of government policy to help tackle the problems within society which led to last week's riots:
"We must fight back against the attitudes and assumptions that have brought parts of our society to this shocking state.
"We know what's gone wrong: the question is do we have the determination to put it right? Do we have the determination to confront the slow-motion moral collapse that has taken place in parts of our country these past few generations?
"I can announce today that over the next few weeks, I and ministers from across the coalition government will review every aspect of our work to mend our broken society... and consider whether our plans and programmes are big enough and bold enough to deliver the change that I feel this country now wants to see.
"Schools, welfare, families, parenting, addiction [and] communities [as well as] the cultural, legal, bureaucratic problems in our society too; from the twisting and misrepresenting of human rights that has undermined personal responsibility, to the obsession with health and safety that has eroded people's willingness to act according to common sense."