HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 cc171-2W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has as to the resources devoted by each police force to crime prevention.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The information requested for each force is not readily available. It is for individual chief officers of police to decide on the disposition of their resources. They are encouraged by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary to formulate strategies for the prevention of crime which make best use of the resources at their disposal.