HL Deb 12 March 1981 vol 418 c506WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in view of the usefulness of the "Police Five" feature on London Weekend Television in detecting crime, they will propose through the Home Office that similar features should be broadcast throughout the country.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Belstead)

This is a matter for individual chief officers of police and the broadcasting organisations. Police forces do make use of television and radio facilities either on a regular basis or as the need arises to seek information from members of the public as an aid to the detection of crime.