67. Mr. Scott-Elliot
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the number of burglaries, particularly in London, which have persisted at high rate for the past few years.
Is it not a fact that burglaries are increasing, rather than decreasing? Will not my right hon. Friend deal with this matter as one of the greatest urgency?
§ Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite
In view of the treatment of railway stockholders is not this a case of Satan rebuking sin?
§ Major Bruce
Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a current impression 1106 that more effective controls are due over this particular form of private enterprise?
§ Captain John Crowder
Will not the right hon. Gentleman see that more police are released for the purpose of catching burglars instead of prosecuting people, often unnecessarily, for small parking offences? Often they are lying in wait for the man who parks his car for a few minutes.
§ Sir Frank Sanderson
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the number of burglaries is increasing or decreasing?