HC Deb 29 November 1960 vol 631 cc24-5W
48. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the growth of crime and the failure of local and other planning authorities adequately to ensure the equipment of buildings against illegal entry and the need for the co-operation of all concerned with the crime prevention offices of the police authorities throughout the United Kingdom, he will recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to examine the problem of building standards, and their designs and bow best potential victims and the responsible authorities can together make crime less easy.

The Prime Minister

No. I do not think that an inquiry into building standards would serve the purpose which the right hon. Gentleman has in mind. I am sure that the right approach is, as he suggests, better co-operation between the occupiers of premises and the police; and a Royal Commission is not necessary to secure that. I understand that chief officers of police are giving special attention to this matter and are receiving increasing co-operation from the public.