§ Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Minister of Transport (1) what was the cost of acts of vandalism committed last year in railway trains and on other kinds of railway property, respectively;
(2) what was the cost of acts of vandalism committed last year in railway trains and on other kinds of railway property in Scotland.
§ Mr. Galbraith
The cost of repairing damage caused by vandalism on British Railways trains and property in 1963 was about £150,000 of which some £50,000 139W relates to Scotland. Damage to rolling stock accounted for about £95,000 of the total, £30,000 of it in Scotland. British Railways estimate that the total cost to them of acts of vandalism—including the expense of preventive action, loss of business and other consequential effects—could well be of the order of £500,000 a year. The Railways launched a big anti-vandalism campaign last February.