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Crimes Against The Elderly

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations have been made to him with respect to the need to take additional measures in connection with crimes against the elderly.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations have been made to him with respect to the need to take additional measures in connection with crimes against the elderly.

I have received a number of representations on this topic. I believe that the public, the police and voluntary bodies all have a part to play in helping to provide protection for the elderly. I have recently expressed my support for the "Action against crime" campaign being undertaken by Age Concern.