§ 30. Mr. John Hunt
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Metropolitan Police will introduce further measures to seek to reduce the number of burglaries in London.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
In his recent preliminary report to me the Metropolitan Police commissioner included information about the measures he proposes to take to prevent and detect burglary. These include a better use of manpower by directed foot patrols in areas with a high incidence of this crime, the organisation and concentration of detective manpower and improvements in the gathering and use of information. The commissioner also proposes to strengthen and extend co-operation between the police and the community through both the new local consultative arrangements and specific crime prevention projects such as neighbourhood watch and property marking schemes.