HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 cc525-6W
Mr. Ancram

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he proposes to take to reduce the incidence of ram-raiding.

Mr. Jack

Encouraging owners and car manufacturers to make cars more secure—thus reducing the opportunities for vehicle related crime, including ram-raiding —is a central feature of the Government's car crime prevention strategy. At a local level, police crime prevention officers are always ready to provide retailers with specialist advice, drawn from their own experiences and that of the Home Office crime prevention centre at Stafford, on what measures they can take to protect their premises against this type of offence.