HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 cc232-3W
41. Mr. Maclean

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the latest steps he is taking to improve crime prevention.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Under the aegis of the Home Office standing conference on crime prevention working groups have been established to devise preventive measures against residential burglary; for improving car security; and to take forward the revision of guidelines for crime prevention panels. Reports of the working groups will be presented in November. A joint Home Office/Association of Chief Police Offices working party is carrying out a review of police crime prevention training needs and the role of the Home Office crime prevention centre. The Home Office crime prevention unit has a range of research projects in hand. The unit's report on property marking in south Wales, published last month, demonstrates how domestic burglarly can be reduced significantly; that project continues.

46. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to announce further measures to combat the increase in recorded crime.

Mr. Giles Shaw

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given earlier today to a question from the hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Mrs. Clwyd).