§ 26. Sir T. Moore
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for dealing with the hooliganism which recently wrecked the peace of seaside towns.
§ 27 and 33. Sir W. Teeling
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will introduce legislation to enable the fines imposed on hooligans to go towards the cost of repairing the damage they have caused;
(2) if he will make arrangements to prevent repetition over the August Bank Holiday of incidents at seaside resorts, such as those that occurred at Whitsun, by drafting Metropolitan Police to a camp on Sussex Downs ready to go to any emergency call along the coast over Bank Holiday periods.
§ 28 and 46. Sir J. Eden
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Depart- 1238 ment (1) whether he will now introduce legislation to restore the use of judicial corporal punishment as a means of dealing with persons convicted of wanton destruction of property and of deliberately causing physical injury to others;
(2) what special steps he is taking to prevent further outbreaks of youth gang fighting such as that which occurred at a number of seaside resorts recently; and if he will make a statement.
§ 29. Mr. N. Pannell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to counteract mass hooliganism by young people, particularly at seaside resorts on public holidays.
§ 40 and 41. Mr. David James
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he will introduce legislation empowering the courts to deprive juvenile hooligans who invade seaside resorts of their vehicles and driving licences if convicted of any breach of the peace;
(2) if he will introduce legislation to create a more serious offence, capable of carrying much heavier penalties, for those who persistently wreck the peace, cause wanton damage or molest peaceful citizens.
42. Mr. Lipton asked
the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to strengthen the powers of the police to deal with outbreaks of juvenile hooliganism.
§ Mr. Brooke
I will, with permission, answer this Question and Questions Nos. 27, 23, 29, 33, 40, 41, 42 and 46 at the end of Question Time.