§ Mr. John Patten
I visited Basildon on Tuesday 2 February to open a crime prevention exhibition organised 709W by Allders department stores. The exhibition showed a range of security equipment and provided an opportunity for the police and the local crime prevention panel to give advice and information on crime prevention matters. The exhibition was due to run at Basildon until Saturday 13 February, and then to be transferred to other parts of the country. The Allders initiative is an excellent example of the way in which the private sector can contribute to crime prevention.