HC Deb 03 July 1981 vol 7 c508W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will consider taking steps to make burglar alarms available to elderly people living in properties particuarly vulnerable to robberies.

Sir George Young

This is hardly a function for a central Department, but local authorities provide various kinds of alarm systems in appropriate cases. Local police crime prevention officers are always ready to advise elderly people and other householders about measures they can take to make their homes less vulnerable.