HC Deb 07 July 1989 vol 156 c309W
Mr. Leighton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the cost of his present publicity campaign in the schools against vandalism.

Mr. Butcher

In March 1989, the Department launched the video "Schoolwatch". Total costs to the Department, up to the end of June 1989, to make, distribute and market the video were £75,600. Municipal Mutual Insurance contributed a further £40,000 to this joint venture.

There is an additional ongoing cost to the Department in meeting the cost of CFL Vision making the video available to borrowers on a free loan basis. To the end of June 1989 the cost of financing free borrowings of the video was £6,300.

On 6 July 1989, Building Bulletin 69 "Crime prevention in schools: specification, installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems" was published by HMSO. The cost to the Department of buying in copies to distribute to local education authorities is £2,100.