HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 c32W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the sale of car break-in kits; and what response he has given.

Mr. Maclean

My right hon. and learned Friend has, in the past, received a number of representations from hon. Members about the general availability of skeleton car key sets, which are used to gain entry to locked vehicles.

Since many of those working in the motor trade have a legitimate use for such devices, there would be substantial practical and legal difficulties in restricting or prohibiting their sale. There is, in any case, no evidence to show that skeleton keys are being misused to any significant degree.