§ Mr. Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to curb the theft of mobile phones, especially from motor vehicles.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The Home Office is supporting the Department of Trade and Industry in its discussions with the mobile phone industry on what further measures can be taken to reduce the theft of mobile phones, such as the promotion of equipment marking and improved controls of electronic serial numbers.
The Home Office is also continuing its car crime prevention campaign. One of the key aims of this is to encourage motorists not to leave valuables in their cars.