HC Deb 27 April 1981 vol 3 c332W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in the light of the potential savings to publicly financed housing costs through a reduction in vandalism, he will issue a circular to local authorities encouraging them to equip high-rise blocks of flats with security systems such as entry-phones.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Four reports on housing management problems published last month by my Department refer to installation of entry-phones at communal entrances to blocks of flats as a means of combating vandalism and crime, and give details of some successful experiments. It is for individual local authorities, in consultation with tenants whose homes would be affected, to decide whether such a system should be installed.

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