§ 78. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider what steps can be taken to bring to the notice of shopkeepers the measures they can take to protect their property against breaking offences.
§ Mr. Ede
I am confident that chief officers of police take such steps as are open to them to bring to the notice of shopkeepers the steps that can be taken to protect their property against breaking 119W offences, and this aspect of crime prevention has been emphasised in most of the local campaigns organised in consultation with the Central Office of Information and the Home Office. I have received encouraging reports of the success of these local campaigns, and I do not think that any further action on my part is necessary at present.