§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the introduction of Business Watch crime prevention schemes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
None. We are pleased that local busines communities are now joining the police and other local agencies to help make business premises and industrial estates less vulnerable to crime. We are quite sure that visible efforts to reduce crime can help bring back confidence and create a climate sympathetic to enterprise.