HC Deb 26 March 1990 vol 170 c2W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider providing pensioners, the disabled and those without incomes with grants to enable the installation at their homes of personal security systems.

Mr. John Patten

No. There are many examples of lock fitting schemes being conducted without a need for an individual householder's grant. These have often been carried out with valuable private sector support, and our safer cities programme already includes projects of this kind. Local authorities may also have access to urban programme and estate action resources for such purposes.

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