§ 26. Mr. Bellingham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what initiatives are planned to incorporate security features in building design.
§ Mr. John Patten
Over the next 18 months, the ministerial group on crime prevention will, as one of its priorities, be concentrating on work to design out crime. Additionally, the Government are fully supportive of initiatives such as "Secured by Design", a police-led initiative which is currently running in the south-eastern and eastern regions. The scheme is designed to encourage housebuilders to consult police crime prevention officers when designing new houses. Housebuilders whose work conforms to police crime prevention standards are entitled to use a police-approved house security logo in their marketing. There are plans for the scheme to be adopted nationwide.