§ Mr. Simon Mahon
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what was the total cost borne by local authorities in England and Wales in 1963 and in previous years for which194W
figures are available for damage due to vandalism.
§ Mr. MacColl
Precise figures are not available. A recent survey by the Local Government Information Office indicated that estimates by 765 out of 1,522 local authorities of the cost of damage by vandalism totalled £561,565. I understand that these estimates relate to the financial year 1962–63.