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Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further steps he is taking to enlist public support for a campaign against vandalism following the favourable response to the Home Office working party report on protection against vandalism.

Many campaigns to increase people's awareness of the part which they can play in preventing vandalism—for example, by reporting acts of vandalism to the police and exercising their responsibilities as parents—have been mounted locally by the police, and, for example, by crime prevention panels. I support these efforts.

One of the purposes of the conference that I and some of my right hon. and hon. Friends held on 28th April was to give our support to the many organisations who were represented there and whose activities had a bearing on the prevention of vandalism.